Saama-Kairo Federation, NEDI train youth on entrepreneurship

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Saama-Kairo Federation, in collaboration with the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) recently concluded a five-day training for 70 youth on youth entrepreneurship, at the Saama-Kairo Office in Brikama and Kuloro Skills Centre.

The trainings conducted simultaneously, was aimed at promoting the understanding of the young people on the importance of youth involvement in entrepreneurship skills.

Speaking at both sites, Saama Kairo Federation Programmes Coordinator, Karamo Jatta, said the main purpose of the trainings was to hone the participants on the importance of entrepreneurship as well as to help them engage into meaningful ventures.

He underscored his federation’s resolve to continue supporting the young people within the communities of the federation’s operation areas in order to play a pivotal role towards their wellbeing as well as enable them to take a lead role in their own developmental issues.

The General Manager of NEDI, Landing Sanneh, noted that the trainings were opportunities for the beneficiaries to learn more on business management and to map out a way forward for them to become great business personalities within their respective communities.

The lead trainer at the Kuloro training site, Ismaila Sambou, described the trainings as worthy and timely, saying that supporting the young people to learn great skills in business would no doubt promote development and a high sense of ownership.

On his part, the lead trainer at the Sama-Kairo Office, Saikou Darboe, noted that no society could progress in the absence of the youth, highlighting that the trainings were very valuable to both the youths and their respective communities.

He commended the federation for coming up with the initiative in collaboration with NEDI.

Mariama Manneh from Brikama and Lamin K. Saidy from Kuloro, both participant beneficiaries said they are very appreciative of the gesture from the federation, saying the knowledge gained would be put into good use.

The duo challenged the participants to make the best use of the opportunity given to them and put it into a reality.

Author: Yai Dibba