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 GCDGG UNVEILS STEERING COMMITTEE 

Organizers of the Gambia Conference for Democracy and Good Governance (GCDGG), which took place in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 17 – 19 May 2013 have unveiled the permanent steering community. 

In a press release  signed by Co-chairs, Banka Manneh and Lamin Tunkara, confirmed that 21 of the 27 proposed member steering committee have been selected from the Gambia and Gambian diaspora. Six remaining member positions in the committee are yet to be selected.

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A Rising Star In The Making


Who in the world would not enjoy sitting back watching the making of a “rising star” unfold right before your eyes? It is even more amazing if the would-be star is at a tender age, handsome and brilliant.

And it is a blessing for the parents of such a child-star, who are gradually realizing the wonderful fruition of their tireless efforts and challenge in raising a Muslim child in the West. They would talk about how proud they are of him or her to acquaintances and strangers alike anytime the opportunity presents itself.  

This is exactly the way the Parents of eight year old Abdourahman Jarju feel about him. Who can blame them anyway? In fact both family friends and colleagues of the parents frequently express similar sentiments about the young man. They have all noticed the exemplary display of brightness, brilliance, and the qualities and potentials of a great Islamic scholar. And so far, he has lived up to expectation.

Abdourahman Jarju has already won several awards from various Quranic recitation competitions for Muslim Kids organized in the Seattle area. A notable event of such was the one organized by the University of Washington and Islamisquiz.org. He came out on top of the junior level one. Abdourahman was born in Seattle Washington of Gambian Parents who immigrated to the United States more than a decade and half ago.  His parents are devoted Muslims who committed their first child to the Islamic Institute of Seattle two years ago to learn the Quran and Islamic practices. Abdourahman is among many Muslim children in the Puget Sound area, with parents of foreign origin who attend the Seattle Islamic Institute. However his talent and intelligence stood-out for teachers and students alike. He has led his class in reading (recitation), writing and memorization of the Quran on several occasions. You can hear his most recent recitations on Samakung Public Radio today and every Friday Insha Allah.

 

Islamic Quiz 2012

The quiz is over and boy was it an awesome day! We had a wonderful time with everyone. The players were amazing and the oral contest was really fun to watch.



Finalists

Junior Levels

Level 1:
1st Place: Abdurrahman Mujeeb Jarju

2nd Place: Aasiya Sathar

3rd Place: Tasbeen Iman

Level 2:

1st Place: Abdullah Mohammad

2nd Place: Hassan Azmy

3rd Place: Hannah Langha

Level 3:

1st Place: Kawthar Bakhach

2nd Place: Hamza Siddiqui

3rd Place: Nada Azmy

Senior Levels

Level 4:
1st Place: Ayah Idris

2nd Place: Ghina Mubin

3rd Place: Oumaima Barrak

Level 5:

1st Place: Kassim Sheikh

2nd Place: Mohamed Mohamed

3rd Place: Moneer Marouf

Level 6:

1st Place: Zanoor Yusaf

2nd Place: Mohammed Pirbhai

3rd Place: Aana Farooqi

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Gambian Female Athlete Qualifies in London Olympics

Although it is just the preliminary rounds in the London Olympics track and field competition,   a milestone has been achieved by the Gambian female athlete Saruba Colley who qualified for the first rounds in the 100m sprint today.

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GCDGG UNVEILS STEERING COMMITTEE

August 24, 2013

 

support for female athletes in the Gambia

August 5, 2012
Gambian Female Athlete Qualifies in London Olympics

Although it is just the preliminary rounds in the London Olympics track and field competition,   a milestone has been achieved by the Gambian female athlete Saruba Colley who qualified for the first rounds in the 100m sprint today.

She ran for 12.21 seconds and came up second in her group in the preliminary round, heat number 4. Therefore, she automatically qualifies to compete in the next rounds. Saruba’s performance can serve as an inspiration for many young girls in the Gambia to engage in not only track and field but also in other sports as career. Her group also featured first time female athletes from Libya and Afghanistan. Although both competitors did not qualify for the next round, there is no doubt their participation will motivate a lot of young female athletes. They will also serve as role models for female athletes in their respective countries and other Muslim nations around the world.

Similar 100m heat races also featured female participants from Iraq and Qatar. Both nations, Libya and Afghanistan have also sent female athletes to the Olympics for the first time in their histories. London 2012 is the first of its kind where all participating nations have sent in female athletes.

Saruba Colley is 4’9’’ (145cm) tall, 123lb (56kg) and is 23 years old. Meanwhile, her performance in the 100m dash is a much needed sign of encouragement for the Gambia to increase support for sports in general. Gambia has a long standing history of poor showing in international sports competitions and the Olympics is no exception.

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