Think Equal Project under the purview of Future In Our Hands The Gambia (FIOHTG) over the weekend concluded a day’s training for the Early Childhood Development Focal Point, staff from the directorate of the Early Childhood Development and 17 cluster monitors within region two held at FIOHTG conference hall in Kotu South.
The training covered essential aspects such as Think Equal’s origin, mission, and the significance of early childhood education.
In her opening remarks, Jainaba T. Sarr, the Country Director, FIOHTG expressed gratitude to Leslee and the attendees for their commitment in monitoring the program and taking ownership of its success. With the support of the ministry and government, the program is now integrated into the curriculum, setting an example for the rest of the world.
“By reducing crime rates and violence against women, we can create a safer and more inclusive society. It is crucial that we address the concerns raised at the national dialogue and work towards a country where women feel safe and empowered”, Director Sarr stated.
Director Sarr extends her heartfelt thanks to Leslee the Founder of Think Equal and by extension David Suddens, the funder whose generosity has ensured that every single child across all of Gambia will benefit from this transformational programme. and all participants for their dedication and support.
She concluded that continuous training and collaboration are essential for the success of this program, and we look forward to working together to make a positive impact.
Special thanks to the FIOHTG team for their passion and commitment to spreading this important message to teachers across The Gambia.
Leslee, the founder of Think Equal, noted that the organization’s mission is to bring about global change in early childhood education through social and emotional learning for wellbeing and social justice.
He added that the importance of education in shaping a better future and highlights the need for the education system to adapt to the challenges of the modern world.
Aminata Ceesay, Think Equal Project Manager emphasized the importance of working together with stakeholders to increase awareness of the program.
She urged all cluster monitors to collaborate closely with FIOHTG Pedagogical Advisors and Assistants to ensure that every child in the Gambia benefits from the program.

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