Proposals Solicited for 2018 Bright Stars’ Summer Camp for Gambian Students

The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Banjul (PD Banjul) invites proposal submissions for a grant agreement to design and implement a summer program for high-achieving but financially-disadvantaged high school students.

The program should convene 50 top students – 35 from PD Banjul’s Competitive College Club members, and 15 additional qualified participants – in a 10 day residential summer camp in the greater Banjul area. The camp should engage senior secondary school students from the various regions – Farafenni, Janjangbureh, Mansa Konko, Basse, Fatoto and Sibanor – where the Competitive College Clubs operate, in addition to qualified students from the Greater Banjul Area. The camp should expose students to skills and opportunities that might not be easily found in rural communities, and empower them to develop their individual potential, with special emphasis on college preparation and academic skills development. Expected activities include a blend of intercultural study, writing exercises, college prep activities and personal development. In addition, campers should also be exposed to experiences such as excursions, a career day, and expert resource persons.

Proposals should be submitted via email to the U.S. Embassy Banjul Public Diplomacy Section @: PublicDiplomacyBanjul@state.gov. The application deadline is 17:30 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

Please follow the link below for a detailed description of the grant requirements and application process.

https://gm.usembassy.gov/…/b…/embassy-funding-opportunities/