Six senior secondary school students from The Gambia have arrived in Holland on Monday for a one-week exchange visit.
Bubacarr Dibba, Matida Bojang, Sallymatou Bojang, Fatoumatta Gassama, Bintou Hydara, Mariama Kinteh and their project coordinator, Ebrima Sonko are staying with Dutch families in the city of Castricum.
It is all part of the World School Junior Academy program – an exchange program that aims to promote community-based research work, the outcome of which will serve as a stimulation for development.
Through the program, the students will immerse themselves in the country's culture and language.
Project coordinator Ebrima Sonko, a former secretary general of the University of The Gambia Students’ Union, told What’s On-Gambia: “The visit would offer our students the opportunity to learn, share and build lasting friendships.”
He added: “They would also engage in academic and recreational exchanges to develop an understanding of how they can use their individual talents to better serve their communities in The Gambia.”
They are expected back in the country on the 4th March, 2019.