YEP-Africa, GYCC to expand agro-business, others

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) - Africa and Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) last Thursday signed a partnership to promote and expand agro-business in the interest of youth empowerment and development, organise conferences and exhibitions, mentoring and coaching, publication and online marketing and promotion of eco-tourism.

The partnership was signed at the Youth Empowerment Project office in Brikama. YEP operational manager Sirreh Darboe and GYCC administration and finance officer Kawsu Fadera signed the partnership on behalf of their organisations.

Mr. Fadera thanked YEP Africa for partnering with them, saying there are huge business entrepreneurship opportunities available for Gambian young people. “We are youth-led membership based organisation that offers online marketing.”

He said the idea of GYCC was conceived in 2014 at the biennial National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) hosted at Jarra Soma. 

He said in January, they launched a 1000 Euro grant to young entrepreneurs within the Greater Banjul Areas, Central River and North Bank Regions as their priority areas. “This is a great opportunity for young people to explore,” he said.

Mr. Fadera promised that they will be committed to the partnership and ensure that all the aims and objectives are achieved.

Ms. Darboe said YEP stands to empower young people, that is why they are partnering with GYCC because young people matter to them much. “Because YEP and GYCC did not lose sight of the importance of young people, we are committed to implementing the partnership to the fullest.”