Sep 7, 2012, 11:40 AM
Young people who are out of job are given an opportunity to learn a skill to live a decent live courtesy of Abraxas job centre. Abraxas is a youth-led initiative and a registered non-profitable organization out to empower the country’s unemployed youth through creation of skills training.
In a recent visit to the centre, located on Bertil Harding Highway between SCB House and GNPC building, Youth Forum anchor saw for himself the array of services offered at the centre.
They include car wash and barbing saloon services, as well as a technical department that provides affordable services to the public for the sustenance of the project and the trainees.
According to Famara Tamba, coordinator of the centre, youth who are interested in learning skills like plumbing, electrification, glass fixing, mechanic and fridge repairs among others are encouraged to register with the centre as soon as possible.
He disclosed that they also have a restaurant where they teach the trainees on how to cook and they equally sell various kinds of food at affordable prices just to keep the centre functional.
“In fact, as I speak to you, we are registering a new batch of youth and I am using this medium to call on Gambian youth, especially those who are out of job, to grab the opportunity by registering at our centre to help change their lives,” he said.
Like I told you before, we also provide training on work ethics and customer care just to ensure that by the time these youth complete their three-month training with us they are professionally prepared for the job market, Mr Tamba added.
He also appealed to institutions and companies to always contact his centre any time they have vacancies for the youth to be engaged.
“We are not out for profit since we are a charitable organisation and that is why the services we offer are free for the students after registration and that is why Gambians should patronize our services to create employment for our youth,” he said, adding that those interested can always contact them on: 7772796 or 9886254.