The Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL) is a non-profit

charitable organization established in 2017 to provide and equip African youths with the necessary “soft, life and emotional skills” to grow and transform into future leaders.

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The GAIL is the first of its kind to be initiated and set up in The Gambia. It will be replicated in other African countries...

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

KidKodas

Learn Coding From Nothing

Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL) in Partnership with TECH 4 ALL GAMBIA, present a Coding project (KidsKodas Gambia). The project aimed to provide opportunities for every child in The Gambia to be a computer literate and learn life skills. At “KidsKodas” Gambia, we teach, guide and mentor children to learn skills such as thinking algorithmically, digital citizenship, development of apps, games and websites that are interactive in a fun and sociable environment different from the boring traditional classroom setup.

VISION

To have every Gambian child grow up with computer literacy skills that make them compete in the global sphere and make us stand a chance to be creators rather than consumers of technology.

MISSION

To develop programming aptitude and guidance for kids in elementary through high school, in a practical, fun and indulging way, and nurture their interest to pursue a career in technology.

METHODOLOGY - HOW WE DO IT

We provide free afternoon and weekend programming classes, GAIL Office in Kanifing, next to the Gambia Revenue Authority office (GRA).

We place kids into three categories:

 Elementary: 5 – 8 years,

 Middle: 9 – 12 years,

High: 13 – 16 years.

We use curriculum tailor-made for each category based on best practices developed by industry experts in a fun and engaging manner and sometimes we have unplugged sessions to foster social relations. We adopt the Scratch software developed in MIT and widely used around the world as the best platform to introduce kids to CS.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

GAIL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOOT CAMP

"Empowering young people through public speaking and critical thinking using debate as a tool for change

​This Boot Camp is three day residential training camp, meant to reorient and integrate the students, intensely in to the different field and aspects of the debating system that they will be introduced to, as well expose them to trainings on all the necessary subject for livelihood or personal development. The participant will be doing numerous activities ranging from (morning Exercises and meditation, community/cleansing exercise, cultural activities, and visit to historical places). Similarly, they will benefit training on importance subjects that are pertinent for livelihood development and expose them to the real world. These include: education to national development, public speaking, Personal Development & Learning skills, Techniques of Debate, critical thinking, etc.

The first round of the debate championship will also be conducted, between the 16 competing schools. Wherein 8 schools will be drop and the 8 winners (luckiest) proceed to the next level of the completion. As indicated, the competition is a six-month period, which successes of a school is base on consistent and team work and effective participatory competition.  

GAIL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Inter Senior School Debate Championship 2019

The GAIL Debate Championship is a designed academic platform that aims at enabling students of the Greater Banjul senior secondary schools, to discover and utilize their potentials in constructive public hard talks (DEBATE). Extracurricular activities are greatly in need to assist the students to be up to standard in sectors of academic. Therefore, this initiative will certainly serve as a window opportunity for students to unlock their talents in different areas including debate, poetry and drama. On this regard, we will offer training for students from sixteen (16) targeted schools on public speaking, critical thinking, and presentation skills and to build their confidence. The competition will expose them to through radio talk shows and TV presentation, and it will be a six-month period.

MEET AND GREET

Empowering young people through public speaking and critical thinking using debate as a tool for change

Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL), on June 8th, 2019, organized the first meeting of all the 16 competing high schools in the 2019 GAIL debate Championship. The event as it commonly called the “Meet and Greet”, brought together all 16 high schools’ students representatives and their teacher coordinators, held at TANGO. The event, primarily was meant to orient the participants about the 2019 GAIL debate championship and all the processes and activities it entails.

This six-month project is clinched on the theme "Empowering young people through public speaking and critical thinking using debate as a tool for change.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

To instill and empower African values and principles to youths through soft, life and emotional skills programming in:

  1. Communications;

  2. Thinking and problem-solving, interpersonal and self-directional skills;

  3. Developing learning skills to become citizens of a new world order;

  4. Building strong partnerships with new and existing stakeholders towards a common agenda, supporting initiatives that are led and owned by Gambians;

  5. Strengthening capacity of personal and professional development.

OUR VISION

To build confidence and empowered high quality ethical leaders with constructive and critical competencies and innovative Life skills and knowledge for accelerated economic and sustainable development.

OUR MISSION
CONTACT

The Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL)

Kanifing Institutional Layout, PO Box 2886

Serrekunda, The Gambia, West Africa

Tel: +220 77.51.122 / 37.70.500 / 92.05.878

Email: info@thegail.com

Website: www.thegail.com

The Gam Africa Institute for Leadership (GAIL) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 2017 to provide and equip African youths with the necessary “soft, life and emotional skills” to grow and transform into future leaders.

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