On behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), let me welcome you to our website. The Ministry of Youth and Sports is a Key Component of Government that has a fundamental stake in poverty reduction and the ultimate attainment of Vision 2020. It is bestowed with the responsibility to coordinate, facilitate and ensure the development of youth and sports in the country. It provides the Policy direction (Youth and Sports Policies) which are accessible in this website, for the smooth implementation of youth and sports activities and programmes throughout the country. It should be noted that this ministry has under its purview, implementing agencies such as, the Department of Youth and Sports (DYS), the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), President’s International Award (PIA), National Youth Council (NYC), National Sports Council (NSC), National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) and the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hostel. The Gambia’s youth constitute over 50% of the population which necessitates the need for their effective mainstreaming and assuming center of focus to drive socio-economic change and national development. This argument is based on youth being the bigger cohort of the population as well as the bedrock on which sustainable .