ISATOU CEESAY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR VISITS DUBAI
Isatou Ceesay environmental activist and social entrepreneur accompanied by her son Madou stayed with me for 5 days during their 7 day visit to Dubai late March early April 2019.
I asked Isatou to sign copies of her book for nephew's and niece's.
I also conducted a detailed interview with Isatou (pronounced Ay Sa Tou) about her life and work.
ABOUT ISATOU CESSAY
Isatou Ceesay is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur from Njau, Gambia.
For over 16 years she has been reducing the use of single use plastic.
She has co-authored a book about her plastic journey titled One Plastic Bag with Miranda Paul who I interviewed last year.
Isatou has established a government certified organisation Women's Intiative Gambia, (WIG). The organisation is currently working to implement many initiatives including, tree planting, waste management, girls in education, free sanitation for girls, empowering women as social entrepreneurs, nutrition, Islamic education and supporting adults with special needs through income generated programmes.
Many thanks to the Emirates Literature Foundation for taking time to see us and the the IEBE team particularly, Suzannah Fernandes, Shanthi Rajan and Sandra Stephenson at the Middlesex University Dubai for inviting me as a guest judge and Isatou as a guest speaker.
Despite my painful shoulders I took care of Isatou the best that I could.
I hope she enjoyed her stay.
Until next time.
Love, peace and blessings Isatou!
FURTHER READING AND LINKS
Isatou Ceesay visits Dubai
One Plastic Bag
Miranda Paul's Interview