Gambia Gold Award Holders’ Association (GAHA) in partnership with Gambia Youth
Chamber of Commerce ( GYCC) and JAMAA School of Food processing and
preservation intends to organise a week long entrepreneurship training for over
100 youth from senior secondary schools, out of school youth and award participants.
The training will be held at the President’s International Award skill center in Bakau, from 5th to 11th April.
Chief executive officer of GYCC Baboucarr Kebbeh said The Gambia continues to face the challenge of numerous issues surrounding youth empowerment and employment coupled with the recent return of some migrants, deportees and the effects of rural-urban drift. He said these are clear manifestations that Gambia as a country is facing a problem. “The demand for more decent jobs, self-dependence and self-employment has been the core of our calls,” he said.
According to Mr. Kebbeh, the training initiative is aimed to enhance young people’s skills and potential with the relevant knowledge to create self-employment. “The training will focus mainly on understanding basic concepts of entrepreneurship, generating business ideas and business plan development, customer care and marketing, record keeping & basic accounting and food processing and preservation.