The GACH Global CEO, Abubakary Jawara has received All-African Students Union (AASU) Philanthropic Investors Award.
Jawara is the first Gambian to receive the prestigious award.
In a statement notifying Jawara of their decision, the AASU said: “June 16 was declared African Student’s Day at the 6th Ordinary Congress of the All-Africa Students Union (ASU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1982. It is also adopted by the Africa Union as AU Day of the African Child. Four years later, Africa Student leaders will return to Addis Ababa to commemorate our fallen Heroes as we advocate for proactive peace building and recognise our patriots of contemporary times who have been there for us. On this auspicious day, we award Dr Abubakary Jawara for his philanthropic and charity work across Africa.”
In his acceptance speech, Jawara said: “I am so delighted to yet again receive another award. This demonstrates that my work is recognised across the whole continent. I want to thank them enormously for the recognition. We have to support each other so that we can all grow and achieve our desired goals.”
The All-Africa Students Union (AASU) comprises all national student unions across the 54 African Countries.