Lamin Bojang

Born in Gunjur Village Kombo South, West Coast Region, The Gambia, West Africa from Malang Bojang and Mbenki Mama Touray.


Lamin attended Gunjur Primary School from primary one to primary six where he sat his common entrance examination .

Lamin’s education went well up until high school but due to his father being sick he was unable to continue this education due to financial reasons.


He later joined an insurance company in Banjul called Gamstar Insurance which was the leading insurance company in The Gambia.

While Lamin was working at the insurance company he was also working with his colleagues at a community level on a voluntary basis studying environmental protection and development at an organisation called The Gunjur Environmental Protection and Development Group [GEPADG].

He then went on to work full time as a senior community warden where and received training on environmental and natural issues such as protected area management and cetacean conservation. He achieved his environmental and ecological experience there and went on to attain a diploma in Rural Community Development at the West African rural community development centre.


Lamin has one wife called Suwadou Badjie who was also born in Gunjur.

They have six daughters together who attend English and Arabic schools in Gunjur village.

Lamin is the sole provider for his family and works mainly as an expert birding guide for the guests staying at Footsteps Eco Lodge.


The dream has

become a reality

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