Scout Camp, Learn Through Play
The Serekunda West District Scout organises an awareness raising camp for children from the Kanifing Municipality, North Bank and Central River Regions. The aim of the camp is to educate the children on issues of Child Labour, trafficking and their rights to learn and play.
The coordinator, Ousainaou Jawara said that “scout is about developing the young to be self reliant and empowered.”
He added that children’s rights have been violated at camps “even though The Gambia Scout has taken a step towards it for the past ten years but we still have to teach young girls of their rights.”
This camping that attracted 50 children from across the three regions employs learning through play method for effective communication. “Personally, it has been my objective to develop young girl scouts and to see to it that they achieve everything that they need in a scouting movement.” Coordinator Jawara said.
Scouting, according to founder Rabbert Baden Powel is meant to develop young people to be physically fit, morally straight and spiritually awaken.
The Gambia National Scouting Organisation, was founded in 1921, and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1984.
By Binta Bah.