In March 2017 Mr. Ali Tambadou (left) and Mr. Charles Mbye (right) were appointed as Local Chairmen of Project Aid The Gambia. They support the Board in Germany as well as the Project Management team with word and deed and with a lot of very useful contacts of their broad network of stakeholders of the Gambian society. Their expertise and ideas valuably contribute to the daily work on the ground and in the field.
Ali Tambadou is an estate agent and was project coordinator for the construction of the kindergarten in Jahaly in 2004. Ali Tambadou has a very personal relationship with the founders of Project Aid The Gambia, going back to the beginning more than 35 years ago. He is continuing the good work of his father, the late Alhaji MS Tambadou, who was a co-founder and initiated the construction of the Jahaly Health Centre in his home village of Jahaly.
Charles Mbye has been a long-standing suppporter and friend of Project Aid The Gambia. He is the owner of General Engineering, an electro-service company in Manjai Kunda. Charles Mbye is chairman of the Lions Club “Banjul-Kairo”, the organizations`s branch in The Gambia.
The extended Board
In order to broaden its profile and increase its visibility among the general public in The Gambia, Project Aid The Gambia has expanded its Board to include other well-known personalities in January 2022.
Pa Doudou Mbye is a retired International civil servant with over 25 years of working experience with the United Nations and has worked in several continents. Prior to joining the UN system, Pa Doudou was with The Gambia Government civil service – apart from stints at the Ministries of Economic Planning & Industrial Development (MEPID) and the erstwhile Ministry of Local Government & Lands, he has managed several World Bank, UN and EU projects notably Gambia’s first World Bank funded urban project – the Urban Management& Development Project. “Joining Project Aid would give me the opportunity to serve The Gambia’s health sector”, he says.
Minyan Jobe is the Honorary Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Managing Director of ABC Logistics and Past Assistant Governor and Current Chair of the Rotary District Public Image Committee, District 9101, Board member of the Media Council of The Gambia and Board member of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce. “I have a passion for helping the needy and in effect, complimenting the efforts of government in the health sector and most especially community development”, he says. “This I believe will help ensure a healthy and productive Gambia.”
Lang K. Konteh is the Managing Director of Maadikon Trading Ltd, a petroleum importation and re-export company. “I am a philanthropist in heart”, he says. “For this reason, it’s a honour and pleasure for me to be appointed a board member of Project Aid The Gambia.”
Malik Jones serves as the secretary of the Board, responsible for public relations. Mr. Jones is doing Media Consulting and Public Relations. He works as political commentator and TV host on Election Nights in The Gambia and as the Master of Ceremony on Special events. The veteran journalist began his broadcast career in 1980 at Radio Gambia and worked through the ranks from Announcer to Producer, Senior Producer, Principal Producer. He hold several important positions in the media fraternity of The Gambia throughout his career, includig Director General of GRTS. In February 2017 he was redeployed as Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Infrastructure, a post he held before.
The other long-standing members of the Board are
Michael Blell, Manager at Sunset Beach Hotel, Kotu
Matthias Ketteler, Germany, co-founder of Project Aid The Gambia and Good Will Ambassador At Large
Ulfert Engelkes, Germany, filmmaker
The picture of the extended board, showing (from left to right): Matthias Ketteler, Pa Doudou Mbye, Charles Mbye, Michael Blee, Ali Tambadou, Minyan Jobe, Lang K. Konteh. Not pictured: Malik Jones, Ulfert Engelkes.
Project Office Manjai Kunda
The project office team consists of (from left to right): Muhammed Diab Ghanim (Office Assistant), Haddy Sillah (Manager Finance and Administration) and Anni Kuntze (Volunteer). Also in the picture: Matthias Ketteler.
Head of Jahaly Health Centre
Fatou Suso has been the head of the Jahaly Health Centre since 2019. In 2014, she completed her two-year training as a Qualified State Enrolled Nurse (SEN). In 2017/2018, Fatou Suso completed additional training as a midwife. Previously, Fatou Suso had already worked as an auxiliary nurse at the Jahaly Health Centre.
Heads of Jahaly-Madina Kindergarten
Bakary Jammeh (left) and Thomas Demba are the acting heads of the Jahaly-Madina kindergarten. Thomas Demba has already run two lower basic schools and has started his job in Jahaly on 04.11.2019. Bakary Jammeh has been a teacher in kindergarten for many years and has been a member of the headmaster team since November 2017.
The trained nurses at Jahaly Health Centre: Fatou Suso (Clinic Head), Fatou K. Ceesay, Musukuta Baba (since 09/2020 Clinic Head at Health Center Buniadu), Sulayman Saidy and Omar Njie (midwife) – from left to right.
The auxiliary nurses at Jahaly Health Centre: Yankuba Sanyang, Mariama Banda, Fatoumata Keita, Njie Sarr, Momodou Bobo Jallow, Yusupha Jammeh, Ebrima Fatty and Hawa Camara (from left to right).
The laboratory assistants at Jahaly Health Centre: Ebrimah Jobarteh (left) and Tamba Dambelly (right)
The Dental Unit is closed until further notice (25.11.2019)
These are the teachers and assistant teachers of Jahaly-Madina Kindergarten. Row above (from left to right): Muhamed Ceesay, Kumba Marega, Muhammed Conteh, Mai Manneh, Jabbir Camara und Mahamadu Jallow. Row below (from left to right): Adama Sawaneh, Adama Sanyang, Fatoumata Camara und Wudeh Saho
Photo: © Angelika Berndt
The cleaning ladies every day make the clinic a clean and hygenic area and clean the classrooms of the kindergarten: Salimatou Drammeh, Mariama Jagne, Jallo Drammeh and Sarjo Drammeh (from left to right)
Ambulance driver and watchmen
Our ambulance driver and the watchmen of Jahaly Health Centre: Sumbundu Kanteh (driver), Alhamdou Conteh (day watchman, clinic), Muhammed Keiteh † (night watchman, kindergarten) und Sorry Ceesay (night watchman, clinic) – (from left to right)
The three gardeners care for the well-being of patients and children at the compounds of clinic and kindergarten. They clean the area – and they daily water all plants for surviving the frequently incredible heat of Jahaly: Musa Camara, Ougari Kolley and Muhammed Kanteh (from left to right)
Workers of Main Office Manjai Kunda
Our workers at the compound of the Main Office in Manjai Kunda. Big picture: Babucarr Sallah (mason), below: Ebou Camara (driver) und Modou Lamin Badjie (carpenter). Right top-down: Amadou Manga (day watchman), Samba Njie (night watchman) and Theodore Sanyang (gardener)
Video: Jahaly/Madina Kindergarten w/ Nursery School (2010)
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