Three Gambia Methodist Academy Students Win #EndFGM Arts Competition

As part of our #EndFGM project with AmplifyChange, we have successfully completed an art competition, targeting school children in the Greater Banjul Area. After a day’s training on key messages to end FGM, the students used their artistic talents to depict their thoughts on FGM and the role they can play to end the practice.

Winners with Principal and Staff of GMA and TYW

The winners John Martin Monday, Sheriff Newlands, and Fatou Kalleh were awarded prizes in the form of school materials, as well as certificates of recognition. Their designs have been featured on billboards across the country, sharing messages to influence an end to the practice of FGM.

John Martin Monday, 1st Prize winner


Sheriff Newlands, 2nd Prize winner


Fatou Kalleh, 3rd Prize winner

Young people have a unique opportunity to end Female Genital Mutilation in a generation. This is why at Think Young Women, we focus on awareness-raising, capacity building and meaningful engagement with youth across the country.

We thank the Principal, Staff, and Students of Gambia Methodist Academy for their engagement with us.