Apr 18, 2012, 1:52 PM
Speaking at the workshop, the executive director of CAID, Ibrahim Ceesay, told the participants that the workshop was very important, as it involved mainly young people.
He said CAN was formed out of CAID’s desire to train young children on leadership, advocacy among other skills.
He added that a true advocate is someone who speaks and campaign for people and himself on things affecting all of them.
“You cannot advocate for things you don’t know thus the need for this kind of training,” he remarked.
He further explained that in order to become an advocate one has to stand firm and also needs to have the requisite skills and know the legal equipment.
Mr Ceesay urged the participants to uphold the principles of social justice and to be patriotic as well as defend the interest of the country at any course.
He also said the skills being inculcated in them are lifelong skills which they can use for their advocacy to propel development.
In her opening remarks on the occasion, outgoing president of CAN Satang Dumbuya also stated that she has been an advocator since she was at grade 5.
She thanked CAID for empowering her and other young people in the country including those from Basse.