idea, an institution aimed at empowering youth through skills development in
fashion and design on Saturday inaugurated its first technical training
institute for fashion designing and entrepreneurship.
The institution will focus on fashion designing, garments construction and entrepreneurship. It will also train students on internationally recognized curriculum that will help them to become successful fashion designers and future entrepreneurs by increasing fashion design capacity, quality and promote Gambian made products.
It will be starting with one year diploma programme in fashion designing and entrepreneurship, and will create opportunities for six months training experience with recognized fashion designers.
Basic and secondary Education minister Claudiana Cole said UN report stated that about 1.8 billion people are youths and that indicates that, all governments should have a special focus on youths and engage them in meaningful manner for socio and economic development.
She commended Ida Saine for her wonderful initiative and assured her of government willingness to work with her institution in the quest to empower entrepreneurs and promote skills training in the country.
She urged young people to make good use of the opportunity and spend their time wisely to improve their skills to contribute to national development. “Youth entrepreneurship can contribute towards improving youth employment which can promote development of a country.”
Banjul mayor Rohey Malick Lowe applauded Ida for creating avenues for youth to be trained on both fashion designing and entrepreneurship, saying that youths are prepared to develop themselves to contribute towards national development.
Ida Saine-Conteh, chief executive officer of Ida’s Idea expressed appreciation to all the participants for gracing the opening of her institution.
She hailed her family members, students, coworkers, fellow designers and husband for their continuous support.