FROM THE STREETS OF “JARUMEH KOTO” TO THE STREETS OF HALIFAX IN CANADA. INTRODUCING NURU SEY- AN ICON TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE GAMBIA
After graduating as the Deputy Head boy of St Augustine’s High School in 2002, he worked for the Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA) as a street drama team member. Nuru and other Peer Health educators were the first badge of fresh high school graduates hired by the NSGA to perform street drama sensitizing youths about the ills of society especially on health related issues. In no time, he got promoted to a lead position, a project manager and traveled the length and breadth of the country creating awareness among youths, adults and children and that is how he got to “Jarumeh Koto” and the furthest suburbs of The Gambia. Nuru Sey also helped to establish the NSGA Sierra Leone chapter where he spent a couple of years training Sierra Leoneans. He attended the University of The Gambia where he graduated with Bachelors in Development Studies and acquired a certificate in Rural Development from The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI). He is married to Dr. Chiquita Jones one of the Gambian Doctors who also studied from the University of The Gambia and they are blessed with a wonderful son. On Friday May 15th 2015, Mr. Sey graduated with a Masters of Art in International Development Studies from St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Join us in congratulating Mr. Sey.