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40 youths conclude entrepreneurial training at YMCA

Aug 20, 2013, 10:23 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI), in partnership with YMCA, recently concluded a five-day training workshop for about 40 young and emerging entrepreneurs at the YMCA conference hall in Kanifing.

The training was meant to strengthen the economic status of selected young people through exposure to the major challenges in operating successful micro-enterprise initiatives.

The training was also part of the national youth employment and employability process that seeks to position young people as potential actors in building a vibrant economic base and is spearheaded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and with NGO collaboration.

Speaking in an interview with The Point at the site, the deputy national director of YMCA, Joseph Taiwo Peacock, said that during the five-day course the young people were exposed to joint initiatives.

According to him, the knowledge gained from the training would also build local capacity of youth to become self-reliant through successful small business development, business/entrepreneurship concept, leadership in business context teaming/partnership and leadership management and delegation as well as existing micro-enterprise support opportunities in The Gambia.