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YEP African Youth Association conducts training

Feb 9, 2012, 1:02 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

YEP African Youth Association recently concluded a five-day training in Tanji village, Kombo South, on youth empowerment.

Speaking to reporters during the closing ceremony, Marie M. Gibba, a participant from Jambangjaly village, said the training did boost their knowledge on youth empowerment.

“This is all about youth empowerment because empowering youth would enable them make change in the world,” she noted, saying she was confident the training had made a great impact on her life.

According to her, after attending the training she now feels empowered that she can also empower others.

During the training, she said further, one of important activities she learned a lot from was the trip they took to see role models in the villages and towns as a field visit.

The visit, she said, were “good” as they were inspired by their role models.

For his part, Lamin Ceesay, also from Jambanjaly village, stated that one of the activities during the five days that inspired him the most was the topic on how to eradicate laziness in the youth.

“We were also encouraged that only commitment can make us have our dreams come true,” he added.

He advised other youths to work hard as they are the future leaders of the country, while thanking YEP Africa for organizing such training for the youth.

Sana Barrow, also a participant, made this apt statement as regards the training: “It is very important to train you to become more responsible and empowered.”