YPWB organises skills training for youth

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Young People Without Borders (YPWB) a charity organisation based in Sifoe village in partnership with Gambia Rural Poor Association (GAMRUPA) and Go for Africa, a Holland-based organisation have recently started an intensive seven-week skills training for youth at Sifoe village.

The training is taking place at YPWB skills development center and has brought together 11 out-of school and non-educated youth from Sifoe, Brikama and Nyofeleh. It is funded by Go for Africa.

YPWB president Kalifa Kanteh said the aim of the training is to support YPWB skills development programmes, saying the training is centered on welding, bicycle repairing and maintenance among others.

According to him, the skills center has a hair dressing salon for girls and boys, tailoring workshop, fruit drying unit, soap making unit and a butterfly project for girls among others.

Mr. Kanteh commended their partners for their humanitarian gesture in knowledge transfer and for equipping their metal workshop with quality materials that will enable the center to be functional.

On behalf of Go for Africa team, Stefan D’ Young who also doubles as a trainer said every year they drive cars to The Gambia to do charity works with school children and donate the cars to public institutions in a bid to ease their transportation constraints.

According to him, they also bring containers full of school materials and electronic devices among others which they donate to other institutions.