The former president of the University of The Gambia Students' Union, Fatou Jeng has been named among the 25 Emerging African Young Persons of the Year by the Young Entrepreneurs International Summit ((YEIS)
YEIS' annual list highlights young African leaders from various industry and sectors, who have in the past year been able to be a renowned force in their sector or industry.
Fatou, who is also the Program Coordinator for Taf Africa Foundation, is one of the most prominent young women in the country.
She wrote on Facebook: "I am honoured to receive an award by the Young Entrepreneurs International Summit as One of 25 EMERGING AFRICAN YOUNG PERSONS OF THE YEAR for the work we do in our communities. Glad to see the likes of Aya Chebbi, AU Youth Envoy on the list."
Among the first to congratulate her was former student union leader, Mam-Yassin Sarr. She wrote: “Congratulations. Keep up the good work."
Zainab Faal at the Office of the President, State House, also commented: "Congratulations! Well-deserved recognition!"
YEIS is a gathering of outstanding young entrepreneurs and person from across various parts of the globe. It works in accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which shows the inclusion of youths not just as beneficiaries of the agenda but also playing a key role in policymaking and actualization.