BANJUL - A Gambia Scout Project, based in The Gambia, has received a prestigious award for its Entrepreneurial education programmes in Africa. The Point Newspaper of 23 january 2009, has confirmed this. The projects are run by a UK based education charity called Teach a man To Fish.
The Education Africa pan-African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education 2008 aimed to identify the best organisation rising to the challenges of supporting Education across Africa, highlight their ways of working and reward their achievements.
The Gambia Scout Project was set up in 1987 as a skills training centre near Banjul. The centre has grown over the past 21 years and now attracts 120 students each year learning skills which improve their chances of employment. This in turn benefits their whole family.