March 12, 2014
Adama lee bah
Adama lee Bah, 18, is a renowned young Gambian social activist and feminist, with a deep sense of commitment towards the advancement and development of young people in the continent. She is the current President of Young People in the Media and is an active member of Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS Gambia Chapter as well member of the Nova Scotia Association Gambia Peer Health Education Programme.
She has broad background knowledge and experience on youth related issues, such as HIV/AIDS, SRHR child rights, youth participation through the Media, HIV and AIDS illegal migration, Youth unemployment amongst others.
She presently serve as host and moderate of a youth radio talk show called YPM hour aired every Sunday, the talk show addresses wide range of burning issues affecting the plight and welbeing of young people such as violence against children, teenage and unwanted pregnancy, Sexual Rights and Reproductive issues, Domestic Violence, child rights, peer pressure , mentorship, life skills and other topical issues of concerns, the talks show allows the public to call expressed there views and debates on the topics discussed. The YPM hour radio talk show is sponsored by UNICEF.
Adama is a Science Student and was currently elected by her school to serve as the head girl of her School Nustrat Senior Secondary School, in May this year she organized the All Girls Conference in her School, this event serve as a platform for girls to discussed on ranges of issues affecting them with mentors and guidance and counseling experts. She is working to launch a gender sensitization curriculum for young people to address and prevent gender-based violence in schools and communities. Adama has years of experience working on youth HIV, STI, and SRHR, with a special focus on advocacy, peer education and life-skills. . She is an active advocate in Gambia, participating in workshops and trainings such as the Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS among many others.