Jul 6, 2009, 6:13 AM
The training, organised by Gunjur Scouts and funded by Gunjur Project, brought participants from scouts and Gunjur Kajabang Women, to equip participants with skills and techniques in mango, tomato, and mango chutney jam processing and preservation.
In his opening remarks, the assistant Scouts Commissioner of West Coast Region, Lamin Cham, said scouting is all about learning, helping and contributing towards the environment and the nation.
He added that some people think scouting is all about joking and for people who want to become soldiers.
Cham revealed that parliament approved the establishment of Scouting in The Gambia and scouting has always been contributing towards the development of the environment and the country.
Scouting teaches people to become responsible in future, he said, calling on the participants to take the training seriously and make best use of the knowledge gained from it.
The Alkalo of Gunjur Kajabang, Alhagie Kebba Motomoto Sanyang, said Gunjur Kajabang women “are ever ready” for every challenge.
Alkalo Sanyang expressed optimism that his women would deliver to the best of their ability during the training, adding that he was always proud of them.
Manager of Gunjur Project, Alagie Bojang, said Gunjur Project had been contributing towards the development of the community in health, education, sport and other areas.
Bojang challenged the participants to take the training seriously and make best use of the knowledge gained from it.
He expressed Gunjur Project’s willingness to supporting the community.
Gunjur Ward Councilor Karamo Jorang Bojang said scouts train to develop skills and contribute towards nation building. He also encouraged them to take scouting seriously.
Councilor Bojang commended Gunjur Project for funding the training, saying the training would equip the participants with skills in fruits and vegetable processing and preservation.
He stated that fruits and vegetables such as mangoes and tomatoes have been spoiling, adding that training scouts and Kajabang women on fruit and vegetable processing and preservation would prevent spoilage of fruits and vegetable during the season.
The chairman of Gunjur Lower Basic School Management Committee, Bajai Bojang hailed the scouts for organsing the training and Gunjur Project for funding.
He said the training would equip participants with skills in the processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables to prevent them from spoiling during the season.