Mar 8, 2011, 2:21 PM
The founder of Give1 Project, a non-profitable organisation operating in 27 countries, is set to visit The Gambia to officially launch the local chapter of the international organisation.
Thione Niang will launch Give1 Project Gambia chapter on Monday 25 May at the University of The Gambia Law Faculty, on MDI Road, Kanifing.
This will make The Gambia the 28th country where the project will be operational to empower and give opportunities to the youth.
Officials of Give1 said the founder, Mr Niang, a worldwide inspirational activist and political campaigner, is helping youth globally with special focus in Africa, to build a better future for themselves.
Alieu Sowe, a member of Give1, said the project is engaged in various activities such as women empowerment and business incubation initiatives.
The project also gives training and grants on various aspects of business for youth and conduct follow-ups on their activities.
Mr Sowe said that when The Gambia chapter is officially launched, it will also be engaged in many activities such as organising training and mentorship programmes for youth to become job creators, not job seekers.
The launching of The Gambia chapter is expected to be attended by some 500 participants including students, government officials and youth, who are the focus of the project.
The launching theme, ‘Youth entrepreneurship: A proactive solution to illegal migration’, is also expected to serve as a platform to discourage illegal back-way travel to Europe, which has cost the lives of thousands of Africans.
Modou Leigh, also a member of Give1 Project, said the forum will endeavour to proffer possible solutions to help keep the youth home.
The launching of the Give1 Project at the Law Faculty of the UTG is set to start at 3:00pm but all those willing to attend are urged to be there early to listen to the inspirational words of the founder of the project.