May 30, 2012, 1:38 PM
More than 30 young leaders on 13 March 2016 benefited from a daylong leadership training courtesy of Jimmy Hendry Nzally and the University of The Gambia Students’ Union.
During the forum, held at a hotel in Bijilo, the youth were urged to think and reflect on the factors pulling the forces of development backwards be it poverty, inequality, leadership and irregular migration.
The participants were introduced to working under pressure and working as a team in fulfilling a task.
According to organisers, towards the end of the day, the participants have shown high sense of maturity and an in-depth understanding of the current state of various societies’ underdevelopment.
The daylong forum was part of a series of programmes in response to Africa’s shortage of proper leadership materials.
Previously, the young Gambian leaders had educative fora with the Gambian luminaries such as Kojo Ofosuhene of the UTG on theoretical dimension of leadership; Hassoum Ceesay of the National Centre for Arts and Culture on nationalism and leadership; Dr Momodou Mustapha Fanneh of UTG on leadership and management, among others.