A Netherlands-based charity; ANJOFA, in
partnership with Gunjur Development Association (GDA) have recently trained
Kombo South young people on management and leadership at the Trust Agency for
Rural Development (TARUD) office in Gunjur.
The training attracted 50 young people from Gunjur and its satellite villages in Kombo South.
Addressing young people on behalf of the Gunjur Alkalo, Modou Fadera described the training as significant and long overdue, calling on the organisers to keep supporting the cause of youth.
He urged the participants to make best use of the knowledge gained from the training and thanked ANJOFA and GDA for investing their time to in the growth and development of young people.
ANJOFA Gambia coordinator Fama Barry said they are a charitable organisation established in The Gambia in 2002. She said they are also operating in Guinea Bissau and Kenya. “The purpose of organising this training in collaboration with GDA is to unite the youth and train them on skills geared towards national development. The training was divided into two days with 25 participants each day.”
Mrs. Barry said training was conducted on two components; leadership and management and youth and women empowerment. “We came to know about GDA through who is their diaspora chapter chairperson of GDA Diaspora chapter.”
She said since the introduction of ANJOFA in Gunjur, they have given D84, 000 to Gunjur Youth Development Association (GYDA) as interest free loan facility for youth entrepreneurship. She said they loan was given as revolving fund within Gunjur for youth to organise business trainings to venture into business and proper management.
Badara Njie Bajo who serves as GDA chairperson in The Gambia expressed satisfaction with the turnout for the training.
He said GDA came into existence not too long ago to take up community development initiatives in collaboration with other CBOs in Gunjur and beyond.
Jewo Bah, vice chairperson of Sanyang Youth for “Tesito” said she is thankful and feels lucky to be part of the training as it will further help to strengthen their ability to work within their respective movements.
Momodou Sonko, an adviser of Tujereng Youth Development Association said he was inspired that this kind of training is happening in Kombo South, which will be useful when dealing with various organisations.