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Young Gambian woman wins prestigious award in England
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Young Gambian woman wins prestigious award in England

A young Gambian woman who graduated from Coventry University in England with a first-class honours degree was recently presented a "Young Achievement Award" by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF).

Fatou Bah is the co-founder of Ebou Mala Children’s Charitable Foundation (EMCCF), an organisation that works with vulnerable children in the country by supporting them to get a better education and access to better healthcare.

According to media reports, she was recognised by the Universal Peace Federation not only for her academic accomplishments but also her commitment to global social justice.

Commenting on receiving the Young Achievement Award, Fatou said: ‘Receiving the award demonstrates that hard work and determination pay off. I am grateful to the staff at Coventry University who gave me support and resources I needed, especially with English not being my first language, and without that, I would not have achieved what I have.

"Coventry University has made a big impact on the person that I am today. It has helped me grow in confidence, develop teamwork and leadership skills."

Ian Dunn of the Coventry University said the Gambian-born is an inspiring young woman and they are delighted that her achievements have been recognised.

Fatou plans to return to university in January 2020 to pursue a Master's Degree.

 

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