GYIN award winner makes boat for oyster farming

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Marie Sambou, an oyster farmer and the winner of GYIN Gambia’s ‘Young Business Innovation of the Year 2019’ has used her first disbursement of the award prize to construct a fiber boat for her oyster farming.

The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)-Gambia Chapter gathers that after receiving her first payment in May, she bought timber, bags of white cement, nails, sheets of fiber plate, gallons of floor paint etc. and then contracted a carpenter for the building of the boat.

Ms. Sambou who started oyster farming and white lime production as her means of employment is a native of Kombo Lamin in the West Coast Region.

During GYIN Gambia performance assessment, Ms. Sambou expressed gratitude and appreciation to the P2RS project for the Rural Youth Awards Categories’ for awarding D35, 000.00 to each of the 10 awardees.

She also thanked GYIN Gambia for their efforts in celebrating the success of rural youths and by extension giving them financial support.

 Mr. Sarjo Jarju, the Rural Youth Awards chairperson on behalf of the GYIN Gambia executive director, congratulated the award winners for their hard work and dedication to their work.

He used the opportunity to call on other rural youths to emulate the award winners in creating self-employment.

In April 2019, 10 young Gambians were selected from a list of 275 applicants from various regions of The Gambia, and awarded D35,000.00 each.

The overall aim of the award was to identify, promote and elevate successful young women and men, who despite all odds are channeling their creativities, energies and passion to contribute in making a change in their communities and societies. 

Author: Madi S. Njie