The United States Embassy in Banjul and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Sports Diplomacy Division have sent 11 Gambian coaches to the United States for a Sports Visitor Program. The group is led by The Gambia’s Ambassador-at-Large for Sports, Tijan Jaiteh.
The sports-based international exchange brings together athletes, coaches, and administrators from across the world for a short-term sports cultural exchange in the U.S. During the program; participants will engage with American peers and sports practitioners, participate in clinics sessions on leadership, team building, and conflict resolution, as well as on inclusion and equity in sport.
At a Pre-Departure Orientation held for the Gambian participants, Ambassador Sharon L. Cromer congratulated the coaches for being selected to participate in the program.
Sports Diplomacy is an integral part of efforts to build ever-strengthening relations between the United States and other nations, including The Gambia.
At the end of the fellowship, participants will be eligible to apply for a small grant to fund the implementation of their action plans. The purpose is to support Sports visitor alumni using the skills developed through the program to make a difference in their home communities.
Source: US Embassy Banjul