Gambia TEF Alumni reaches out to college students

Monday, January 22, 2018

Alumni members of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) in The Gambia last Thursday began a recruitment drive for the next 2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurs.

The team comprising young entrepreneurs like Mbadibba Cham, Gabriel Gomez and Kaw Yorro Cham were at The Gambia College at Brikama to encourage young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the amazing opportunity created by TEF.

The team met with the College’s public health students who were taken through the application process and the benefits that follow when one is selected.

Kaw Yorro Cham and Gabriel Gomez were the Foundation’s two lucky Gambian entrepreneurs for 2017 and have benefited from seed capital. They both encouraged the students to apply as the foundation seeks to support 1000 African entrepreneurs each year for 10 years.

Mr. Cham, a healthcare entrepreneur informed the keenly listening students that the process is a long one but encouraged them to apply once they have the idea of impacting positive changes through entrepreneurship.

Mr. Gabriel Gomez, who is also an entrepreneur in agribusiness, said for one to apply, his or her idea or investment must be based in Africa.

Mbadibba Cham, also an agribusiness entrepreneur who was part of the 2016 cohort said the outreach is meant to see more Gambian entrepreneurs apply for the programme.

She said the Alumni team intends to visit many tertiary institutions to share the Foundation’s idea behind the TEF programme and the application process.

Mrs. Cham informed the students that nine Gambian entrepreneurs in different areas have so far benefitted since the start of the programme in 2015.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an African founded and funded 21st century philanthropic organization committed to entrepreneurship development. 

Author: Alieu Ceesay