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GYIN-Senegal coordinator visits GYIN-Gambia

Sep 8, 2015, 11:16 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The coordinator of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Senegal chapter, Isha Padane, on 24 August 2015 visited GYINers in The Gambia to learn and share experiences.

The Senegambia interface, characterised by presentations on leadership, was meant to develop the leadership potentials of GYINers to compete in the global economy.

The Gambian GYINers at the interface were drawn from the West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipality, Central River Region and Lower River Region.

In his presentation, GYIN-Gambia coordinator Mamadou Edrisa Njie said the forum is to further prepare GYINers to take charge of their leadership roles and responsibilities to ensure good governance.

“When it comes to learning about leadership, people need to attend courses, listen to gurus, watch videos, read stories and books about leadership and successful leaders,” he said.“A number of books, videos, courses and lectures are available on the subject of how to become a successful leader.”

The GYIN-Gambia ambassador further explained that people also need to read books and attend sessions on how to become a good subordinate, how to be viewed favourably by one’s bosses and how to navigate the politics of employers.

Ms Padane congratulated the GYIN-Gambia coordinator for making tremendous efforts towards the success of the organization, adding that GYIN-Senegal intends to learn from Gambia’s success stories.

She said there are “a wide range” of negative issues affecting young people in Senegal which are also hindering the progress of GYIN-Senegal.

Ms Padane, also a member of GYIN International Youth Advisory Board, said GYIN-Senegal is not working as expected, but they are still connected and connecting the young people to make headway.

“We want to help improve the lives of young people in Senegal because we have good leadership in Senegal,” she said.“But it is hard to get financial support to help the young people.”

She commended The Gambia and Cameroon for leading in GYIN activities, globally.