Jan 20, 2009, 5:13 AM
Another leadership training for young people in the country recently ended in the Western Region.
The four-day intensive training on leadership skills and qualities ended last Sunday at
The training, which was organised by Kombo South Youths Committee and sponsored by Kairasu affiliated to Child Fund has brought together young youth leaders and would-be leaders from various villages of Kombo South.
It's aimed at training them on certain basic qualities and skills needed of a good leader.
Amongst the topics discussed were: Approach to people, Public Speech, Meeting Conduct, Communication Skills, Child Rights and Child Sexual Abuse, and Effects of Drugs in Society.
Speaking at the opening of the training, Mr. Malang Fatty, the Chairman of the Kombo South Youth Committee expressed his gratitude to Kairasu for sponsoring the training to enable young leaders and would-be leaders of his jurisdiction, to learn certain basic concepts, skills and qualities of a good leader. He challenged the youths to take up the training seriously.
For his part, Mr. Dembo Kinteh, the Acting Chairman of Kairasu, a charitable organisation said he as an individual and Kairasu as an organisation are very pleased to be associated with the training of young leaders and would-be leaders. He said it is wrong to call youths as future leaders, but rather they should be called leaders of today and the future. He also highlighted the importance of youth participation in the development of society and the nation at large.
Mr. Francis Mendy, the Secretary-General of the National Youth Parliament thanked the youths for their readiness and challenged them to be very serious in the training as there are others who need the same, but were not fortunate to have it. He encouraged the district youth committee to continue the struggle and keep preparing the youths.
Mr. Malang Fatty, the Chairman of the Kombo South Youth Committee, who also doubles as a member of Kairasu (the sponsors) thanked and expressed delight at the participation.
He however challenged the participants to spread the information to their people and share the knowledge gained from the programme with others.
The participants in turn expressed their gratitude and appreciation on the training and thanked the organisers and sponsors for the gesture and promised to deliver as expected of them.
Other speakers included Mr. Omar Jammeh from the Kairasu, while Ms. Isatou Saidy gave the vote of thanks.
As a tradition, at the end of the training, certificates were issued to participants as proofs of their participation and contributions to the success of the exercise.