Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is embarking on a nationwide roadshow on
success stories of Gambian youths and the opportunities available for them
here. This roadshow is a warm up to the grand national launching of ‘Tekki Fi’
(succeed here) on Sunday at the Independence Stadium.
‘Tekki Fi’ is a movement by Gambians for Gambians to change the perception about irregular migration and champion home-made success stories while providing information about economic opportunities for young Gambians.
Through the campaign the government is working with the business community, youth groups and development partners to show young people especially those most vulnerable to migration that they can not only survive but thrive in The Gambia, in a variety of sectors ranging from agriculture to tourism.
The Tekki Fi campaign is coordinated by the Government of The Gambia through the Office of the Vice President and is technically supported by the Youth Empowerment [Project (YEP).
Among key objectives of the initiative are to:
Inform about the ongoing support of the government and its partners; change perceptions regarding irregular migration and encourage ‘make it in The Gambia’ are possibilities; bring to light the numerous economic opportunities available in The Gambia and provide a forum to share good practices and coordinate related initiatives.
The head of International Trade Centre in The Gambia and also project manager of YEP Raimund Moser said there are lots of success stories about young Gambians who are thriving in different sectors.
He said: “There is sense of stardom revolution here in The Gambia, describing lots of inspiring youngsters and how they are exceling in their skilled jobs.
The nationwide roadshow Tekki Fi team begins the tour in Farafenni on Sunday after which they would head to Basse on Monday. The team will then proceed to Brikama Ba on Tuesday, and then head to Kaur twenty four hours later before they arrive at Jarra Soma on Thursday. The entourage will return to the greater Banjul areas and hold a meeting in Brikama before the grand national launching on Sunday 7 April at the Independence Stadium.