May 15, 2008, 6:26 AM
Country International The Gambia on Saturday organised a daylong training
workshop for participants on business enterprise knowledge and skills
development at a hotel in Kololi.
Speaking at the event attended by people from various institutions, Yvonne Elizabeth Abraham, co-founder of Hope Country, said the organisation is working on a project dubbed ‘The Great Gambia Project’.
She said the project is a public-private partnership driven, principally, by the private sector and it seeks to motivate and model an economic transformation model in The Gambia targeted at youths, in particular.
According to the project design, it would not only provide knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship, but would also provide the tailor-made business proposals for micro, small and medium-scale enterprises.
Mrs Abraham said the project is to socio-economically transform community prosperity in all dimensions, spiritually and materially.
“This project ultimately seeks a paradigm shift in attitude among the youths about self and community development in The Gambia.
“The successful implementation of this project will not only generate wealth and create jobs, but most importantly create a powerful model for the youths; that they can indeed make the difference in their lives and for their community and, consequently, stop the brain and brawn drain.”