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NYP to train Kombo South Youths Ahead of District Youth Congress

May 15, 2008, 7:21 AM | Article By: By Famara Jawneh

The National Youth Parliament in partnership with the Kaira-Suu Program Area, CCF Affiliated will hold two three-day youth capacity building training programs for young people in Kombo South in preparation for the District Youth Congress.

The Zone one training, which will take place in Jambanjelly from Friday the 16th to the 18th of May 2008 will bring together youth representatives from Farato, Jambur, Jambanjelly, Sanyang, Tujereng, Tanjeh, Banyanka and Kunkujang Mariama. Whilst the Zone two training will be staged in Kartong from Friday, 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2008.

Hon Ousman Conteh, the Program Officer, NYP, in speaking to this paper noted that the joint program aims at enhancing the capacity of young people in the district in order to promote their participation and integration. The youth structure in the district is faced with the trouble of inadequate youth participation and the programs will prepare the young people for effective youth leadership in the area.

The National Youth Parliament has the vision of strengthening and encouraging the participation of young people in addressing socio-economic, political and cultural issues. This, Conteh said, cannot happen without acquiring the required skills and knowledge. He called on other institutions across the country to partner with youth institutions in helping to shape a proper destiny for the young people through their own involvement.

The Kombo South Training's he said will focus on group facilitation skills and mobilization, report writing, public speaking, communication skills, understanding gender, national youth acts & policy, understanding child rights and leadership among many other things.     

Conteh finally thanked the CCF and the Kaira-Suu Program Area for their continued support and partnership.