April 16, 2024

Faces2Hearts kicks-off in The Gambia for an epic adventure


Press Release

For immediate release

The Gambia has been selected as the latest destination in the European Commission’s Face2Hearts campaign. This leg of the campaign will see a new vlogging duo, Fatou and Guillaume, embarking on this epic adventure to discover how the EU and partners are changing people’s lives for the better in The Gambia.

Fatou is a reporter and anchor for The Gambia radio and television service, while Guillaume is a travel filmmaker from Belgium. They are both excited to embark on this journey of discovery and to give you a unique Belgian-Gambian take on the stories that they encounter.

During their trip, our intrepid duo will visit a number of projects where the EU and partners are working together to create a brighter future for the country’s youth. In total, our vloggers will visit 8 EU-funded projects to see how they have affected the lives of local communities by creating employment opportunities for young people and returning migrants, strengthening human rights, promoting sustainable agriculture, implementing school nutrition programmes, and much, much more.

While in The Gambia, our vloggers will visit the following projects:

  • Youth Empowerment Project (YEP);
  • ARTICLE 19 – Strengthening human rights standards, support to Parliamentary Subcommittee on HR, Gambian Federation of People with Disability and Association to the Victims of Torture during the Transition;
  • Promoting small-scale agricultural communities resilience in Central River Region by enhanced agro-processing products using solar technology through empowering women;
  • School Meals and Disaster Risk management in The Gambia;
  • Inclusive Business Opportunities for Economic and Social Empowerment of Women in URR;
  • Tekki Fii – Make it in The Gambia;
  • Reinforced access of the most vulnerable populations to markets and socio-economic facilities through a feeder road rehabilitation programme;
  • Jobs, skills and finance (JSF) for youth and women in the Gambia.

You can follow their journey in The Gambia through their vlogs, which you can find on @Europeaid Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels or by subscribing to the Faces2Hearts YouTube channel.

You can also follow their journey and obtain more information about the campaign on our website.

Background information
Faces2Hearts is a global campaign which takes 20 international vloggers to some of the most remote places in Africa, Asia and Latin America to cover EU development projects that are changing people’s lives for the better. Last year, the campaign reached over 30 million people across the globe.

Faces2Hearts is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, which aims to help end poverty and create a safer, fairer and more prosperous world for all.

For media partnerships and more information

Aleksandra Lugovic

Faces2Hearts Team, GOPA Com.

E: aleksandra.lugovic@gopacom.eu

T: 003222343728

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