BCU Researcher awarded for contribution to the advancement of education in the UK and The Gambia


Mr Lamin Daffeh, Lecturer in Law and Doctoral student at BCU, was honoured with a top award for his contribution to the advancement of education in the UK and The Gambia, at an award ceremony at The Gambia High Commission in London.

The formal ceremony was attended by the Vice President of The Gambia, Muhammad BS Jallow, Cabinet Ministers, and was chaired by the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Dr Fatou Bensouda.

Advancement of Education

In 2006, Mr Daffeh and his wife, Rebecca, started the Fresh Start Foundation. The Foundation supported 10 schools, provided water facilities, learning resources, furniture, teacher training and renovated 16 classrooms. In 2013, the foundation built the first Fresh Start School which aimed to provide education and empower underprivileged young people. The school has enrolled 400 students.

Mr Daffeh has also advised educational institutions, charities and NGOs on effectively implementing education programmes in Africa. Mr Daffeh has also established a partnership with The Gambia Human Rights Commission to support them with human rights education.

Mr Lamin Daffeh said:

Mr Daffeh has collaborated with the Centre for Human Rights at BCU to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They submitted a joint stakeholder report to Ghana's UPR in 2022.

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