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Talking about an amazing Co-Founder relationship of what would become one of the Gambia’s largest organizations in history.

Today, Afrinity Production draw attention to Bakary Sonko a 24 year old passionate Peace builder. He is the Co-Founder and National Programmes Coordinator of Peace Hub The Gambia.

Knowing that the social impact an organization could potentially have is more important to a Co-Founder than the organization itself. Bakary set out to found the Peace Hub The Gambia with his partner and currently having no less than a thousand plus Facebook flowers.

He holds a diploma and advanced diploma in policy analysis, peace and conflict, a
higher teachers certificate and currently, Bakary is in his third year at the university of The Gambia pursing development studies.

Bakary is an Alumni of the young African Leadership Initiative, an Alumni of the west African Civil societyinstitute on Parliamentary advocacy, an Alumni of the Peacebuilding Institute under Never Again Rwanda, An Alumni and trainer of the West African Network for Peacebuilding pool of trainers.

His journey has been characterized by his passion and desire to see a society where people will live together in harmony, diversity and advanced development.

Coming from a big social setting, he has seen how people settle differences and this inspired his work from day one to today.

Peacebuilding has been a passion he developed since he was young and this inspired him to do what he does.

He won the Yali spirit Award, the most prestigious leadership award from the young African Leadership Initiative, The success story of the United Nation Peacebuilding Fund in The Gambia.

Bakary is inspired by the UN Secretary General
António Guterres on a daily basis because of his strong desire and passion to see a more equal world anchored on the desires to promote Gender equality and a sustainable peace in the World.

The passionate young activist sees himself leading more peaceful initiatives where young people will be at the centre of discussions that will promote peace and Security within and outside The Gambia.

“I see myself close growing together with Peace Hub The Gambia, an initiative that represent my passion and desire for a more peaceful and resilient world, where a common ground will be met for all”, he concluded.

By Amie T. Camara

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