Side by Side Youth Organization on Saturday 29 August 2020 conducted a tree planting exercise within Yundum Barracks Upper Basic School. The organisation has a mandate to support schools and communities in the Gambia; in the areas of education, health and environment. The exercise had the planting of different species of plants ranging from consumable and non-consumable plants.
At the end of the exercise the National Coordinator of Side by Side Mr Hatab Federa thanked the command of Gambia Armed Forces. He thanked most specially the GAF Education Unit for accepting the tree planting proposal. Mr Federa also thanked the volunteers of the association for their steadfastness and commitment towards the Side By Side Organization. He as well praised their effort in the just concluded exercise.
On his part, the Chief Education Officer of the GAF Education Unit, Captain Buba Touray, complimented the superb contribution of Side by Side. He whilst buttressing on the importance of tree planting, expressed his gratitude to the Chief of Defence Staff GAF towards the development of the GAF Education Unit. Capt Touray expressed optimism on future collaborations with Side by Side Youth Organization.