Newest Board Member - The GDP/G Board.
Mrs. Yamai Secka-Jack, Georgia, USA
Mrs. Yamai Secka-Jack is a Media and Education Consultant. She has a BA in Sociology and Communications, and an MA in Education both from Lewis and Clark College.
She brings a wealth of experience in Education and Founding Experience to include Associate Director for Education and Health with the Peace Corps and as Teacher for many years. She was founding member of Forum for African Women Educationalists - Gambia and Soroptimist Club - Gambia.
Mrs. Secka-Jack was also founding member of Child Protection Alliance of Gambia.
She is from Bakau, Gambia, and she speaks English, Wollof, Mandinka, Fula, and Creole, and has a working knowledge of French.
Mrs. Secka-Jack is married with three children.
We are honored and proud to have her among us in our Boards.
As a pioneer organization with a wholesome Mission, The GDPGambia is fortunate to attract the cream of committed and energetic Gambian professionals to our Leadership Team.
They are parents themselves, who live and work in Gambia and all around the world. Some from among our youthful population.
Wont you join with us to change lives!
True to our Mission, we are best at home among rural communities who do not have reasonable access to eye health care or a quality world class education and training for their children.
Our self-sufficient Signature Campus contains all our Mission Project facilities and is home to our:
Honorary Fellow Society
FONDINGIA Community Service Associations
Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara is the first President of Gambia and the country's first Veterinary Surgeon. He was the country's first Prime Minister and he helped to negotiate the Independence of Gambia from Great Britain to become the first President of the Republic of Gambia.
President Jawara lives among us as a champion of democracy who is revered the world over, and an elder Statesman.
We are proud to dedicate our Senator Edward Moore Kennedy Nyakoi Vision Institute in the honour of President Sir DK Jawara.
A renown linguist and educationist, Hon. Sidia Jatta is a member of the National Assembly representing his native Wulli Constituency and a senior member of the PanAfrican Parliament of the African Union.
Hon. Sidia Jatta is a pioneer in developing educational curricula in Gambia's major ethnic languages of Mandinka, Wollof, and Fula and an author of local grammar in those languages.
We are proud to dedicate our Kofi Annan Savanna Academy in his honor as the Sidia Jatta - Kofi Annan Savanna Academy.
Late Hon. Alh. Musa Darbo was a teacher before serving in Parliament representing his native Sandou Constituency. He served in the first cabinet of Independent Gambia as Minister of Education, then of Health, Labor, and Social welfare, and briefly as Speaker of Parliament.
Hon. Darbo was appointed in successive Republic governments as Gambia's Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, and Guinea Bissau, and later to Libya, Egypt, Malta, and Tunisia. An eminent Conflict Resolution Specialist,Hon. Darbo helped to resolve communal conflicts in his native Sandou and later in Liberia's early civil strife as Gambia/ECOWAS envoy to the President of Liberia.
We are proud to dedicate our Barack Obama Sustainable Development Institute in his honour as the Musa Darbo - Barack Obama SUDI.
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