Jun 6, 2012, 2:04 PM
The National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS) yesterday began a two-day team building workshop at the NYSS orientation camp in Bakau.
Established in January 1996, by the government, NYSS aims at empowering the Gambian youth with marketable skills in order for them to contribute their quota to national development.
In his welcoming remarks at the workshop, the executive director of NYSS, Nuha Y. Jammeh, thanked the participants for attending the training.
Team building is vital, Mr Jammeh said, adding that in any institution people need to work together so that each one will be given a responsibility for that person to make effective contribution to the institution’s goals.
“I challenge all the staff members to be keen listeners since team building is significant for any institution, especially NYSS that is dealing with young people,” he said.
He also said the workshop is relevant and meaningful in respect of sharing, nurturing and inculcating the concept of how best they can put their individual ideas, human resources and collective needs together to make positive changes for the betterment of the institution.
The relationship and expectations between the employee and employer is that an employee is expected to be disciplined, observant and perform his or her duties in accordance with his or job description, he remarked, saying that on the other hand, an employer should among other things provide training to develop the capacities of his/her staff.
Aji Fatou Nian, principal Administrative Officer, highlighted the significance of various types of communications that make an institution move forward.
She thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports, NYSS Board members and staff for realizing the workshop.