Our Team:

Fatou Bah Bah: Chairwoman and Founder of EMCCF.

Fatou Bah Bah
Fatou was born and raised in The Gambia, where she completed both her primary and secondary education. Joining her family in Barcelona, Spain in 2007 she successfully complete her high school education.

Moving to England in 2011 to further her education, Fatou spent two years studying Health and Social Care at Birmingham Metropolitan College before starting a degree course in International Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at the prestigious Coventry University.

During her academic years, she was a very active member of the student union, participating in university education promotion, and university student representative's system.

Prior to her three years at Coventry University, she was involved in a variety of fundraising project to support the sick children at Birmingham Children's and Women's Hospital, and was an ambassador for a small charitable foundation in the Gambia,negotiating and establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the charitable foundation Brave Hearts and Barcelona children's hospital (Sant Joan De Deu).

In January 2018 during her final degree study year, she led her own Community and social Development project in the very poor end of Cape Town, South Africa. Fatou found it very challenging but very rewarding to introduce educational support programmes and new management systems and processes all of which have been enthusiastically adopted.

EMCCF is a realisation she has been planning for many years and is the ideal opportunity to maximise all the training and educational knowledge for the benefits of the less fortunate children of the Gambia. she believes, investing in the children is investing in the future.

Robert Parkes: Personal Consultant and Adviser.

Robert Parkes
"Following a five decades career in entrepreneurial business and financial markets, retirement was simply not an option to meet the natural inclination for a challenge and mental activity. Ultimately my exploration led to mentoring University degree students and taking a wide interest in the challenges of current and future younger generations in the light of actual and predicted climate change, and the impact of biodiversity and food security for emerging nations.

Fatou's final year dissertation on the challenges of NGO's sustainability in South Africa has resulted in my commitment to act in a consultancy capacity and hands-on involvement in Ebou Mala's Children Charitable Foundation (EMCCF) in The Gambia.

It is my personal objective that 2019 will prove to be a significant and memorable first year for the Foundation, and the first step in a wider vision to create a more equitable platform of opportunities not least in the Gambia."

Samba Bah: Vice Chairman and Secretary General

Alhagie Samba Bah
Samba is a public health officer working with the Ministry of Health of The Gambia and has 5 years' work experience as a public health officer serving in the city of Banjul and in rural Gambia. His function as a public health officer under the ministry of health includes: Coordination of School Health Programs on Water and Sanitation, Disease Surveillance, Health Education and Promotion, Registration of Births and Deaths and Training of drama groups, traditional communicators, peer health counsellors and opinion leaders on health information dissemination.

He also served as the Medical entomology focal person and District Coordinator for the national immunization days for meningitis, measles mumps and rubella and poliomyelitis: He successfully managed the immunization cold chain and data for both Upper and Saloum District, responsible for the coordination and monitoring of routine immunization of children under five years and pregnant women.

As part of his roles, he was responsible for Data Collection on key health indicators, Compilation, Analysis and Presentation of data for Government Action, collating data to back-up health education and health promotion activities within the district.

Additionally, he also participated in a series of surveys and research study organized by the Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF, local NGOs and served in the Multi-Disciplinary Facilitating Teams for the districts of Upper and Lower Saloum.

He is also an active member of Ageing with a Smile Initiative the Gambia (ASI), a volunteer group that investigates the welfare of the elderly in The Gambia. Samba is the Co-founder and secretary General of Ebou Mala's Children Charitable Foundation (EMCCF).

He participated in the investigation and mass treatment of the victims of the 2015 trachoma (severe eye bacterial infection) incident in Upper Saloum District. He sat in the following committees: Central River Region Ebola task force in 2014, Community Total Led Sanitation and Senior Management Team in Kaur Health Centre. Samba holds a Higher National Diploma in Public and Environmental Health from The Gambia College and currently a final year student pursuing a degree in Public and Environmental Health at The University of The Gambia and he is the legislative representative for public health majors at the university's legislative council.

Ruthlyn Bidard: Collaborating Partner and Ambassador for Women Federation For World Peace, Birmingham

Ruthlyn Bidard
"I was born in a small village on the top of a mountain in the Island of Jamaica, a beautiful country with doctor birds of many colours better known as humming birds.

My parents left us, myself and three other siblings of which I was the eldest to settle in England to find a better life. I joined them after five years and life was quite hard as I missed my native country and the dramatic difference in the climate.

I became a missionary in 1978 which changed my life forever. I realized that Our God is a real God just waiting to embrace each of us as his children.

When I met Fatou I knew the good lord was and is still working with us. I thank God to know her and for giving me the opportunity work with her making the world a happier and better place. I am very happy to be a part of this Charitable foundation."

Ismaila Bah: Treasurer

Ismaila Bah
Ismaila was enrolled in New Yundum Lower Basic School in September 1999 where he studied for six years, graduating to Mingdaw Upper Basic School in 2005.

In September 2008, Ismaila joined Mingdaw Senior Secondary School, where he served as president of Mingdaw History Club. One of his achievements in this post was to facilitate the first successful excursion trip to some of the historical sites in The Gambia, little known to most Gambians.

After graduating successfully at Mingdaw, he enrolled at the Gambia College school of education, obtaining a Higher Teacher Certificate ( H.T.C ) in Mathematics and Agricultural Science.

During his time at the college, Ismaila served as a tutorial master in the Gambia College mathematics student association. A club formed purposely to help students in mathematics.

Ismaila works with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education of the Gambia as a qualified teacher and teaches in many upper basic schools in the area of mathematics.

In January 2015, he joined the University of the Gambia to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and in February 2017 he volunteered in a countrywide tour to meet 40 schools advising senior school students on career development, on a programme organized by the education university students association(EduSA). In August 2017, he took part in a fact finding trip to Mauritania about the Founders of the ancient empire of Ghana.

Mamadou Bah: Marketing Administrator

Mamadou Bah
"I was born in Busumbala Village, The Gambia, West Africa. My parents moved to Spain a few years after my birth, and I was raised by my grandparents. I attended primary school at Busumbala Farato Lower Basic School for 6 years and later transferred to Mingdaw Upper Basic School for my junior high school education.

I engaged in many voluntary and leadership activities during this period, including working as a voluntary tutor, participating in village works and helping the underprivileged.

Moving to Spain in 2007 to join with my parents, I attended language school for 3 years studying Spanish and mathematics. Awareness of different cultures and diversity of people in Spain gave me the ability to work and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures around the globe.

In 2011, I moved to the UK to continue my education in Newham College where I achieved A level qualifications which allowed me to gain admission at the London Metropolitan University where I spent 3 years to complete my bachelor's degree in Accounting, graduating in June 2018.

I was an active member of both Newham and London Metropolitan's student unions and have a passion to engage in voluntary activities, so it was a natural progress to join my sister, Fatou, at EMCCF. Through this foundation, I believe I can make a positive impact in the lives of many underprivileged children."

Hon. Amadou Camara - Adviser to EMCCF on government related issues

Hon. Amadou Camara
A well-mannered, highly trained, dedicated and hardworking member of parliament with working experience in preventive health and community work. Amadou has worked in multi-tribe communities with different stakeholders in community development activities, monitoring and supervising community health nurses, traditional communicators and theatre groups. He has excellent communication skills and an exceptional ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. He is self-motivated with high self-esteem, good mental strength and ability to be calm and calculate under emergency response situation.

Amadou is a member of parliament in The Gambia National Assembly representing Nianija Constituency. He is a member of the following parliamentary committees; Health, Women, Children, Refugees, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Environment and Sustainable Development and Non-Governmental Organizations Affairs.

He also monitors Government Projects and Programs and the Parliamentary Friendship Group between The Gambia National Assembly and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

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