Jan 21, 2011, 1:28 PM
Two-day training on bicycle repairing and cart mechanic ended recently at St Joseph Family Farms in Bwiam, Western Region.
The training was to provide the participants with the technical know-how on the mode of operation of these materials.
Addressing the participants, Mr. Yankuba Manneh, Program Coordinator of St Joseph Family Farm revealed that the family project is an Agro-Enterprise project aimed at helping the rural poor Gambian farmers by providing loans for business, appropriate transport loans, and other benefits.
According to him the objective of the training is to enable the participants to acquire the requisite knowledge on bicycle and cart mechanic, thus assist them to repair the beneficiaries' appropriate transport.
Mr. Manneh further asserted that this capacity building will no doubt enhance the socio-economic well-being of the beneficiaries, noting that it would improve their living standards.
For his part, Mr. Pierre Gomez, head of the extension units, commended the participants for their active participation during the two-day deliberations and implored them to make best use of the knowledge gained.
He urged Saint Joseph Family Farms to provide more training program for youths in the area.
On behalf of the participants, Mr. Mamadi Colley of Foni Berefet thanked Saint Joseph Family Farms for the timely intervention and assured the organizers that the knowledge and skills gained will be put in to good use.
As part of their efforts to reduced poverty and promote socio-economic of its members, the project officials also disburse D81, 300 to thirteen agro-enterprises to implement their own sub-projects.