Feb 20, 2009, 7:49 AM
Sanyang, a tailor and a Youth Empowerment Project’s (YEP) mini grant
beneficiary from Fatoto, Upper River Region (URR) has called on his fellow
tailors within the Greater Banjul Area to go back to their respective regions
to serve as role models, thus inspiring others to venture into tailoring.
Upon receiving six different machines from the mini grant through the National Cooperative Credit Union of the Gambia (NACCUG), the young Fatoto tailor became an employer as he brought onboard other young people within his community to assist him in his business.
In an interview with this medium in Fatoto, the 25 -year-old Ebrima Sanyang, sews different types of women and men attires for his customers within his locality and from neighbouring villages.
Sanyang, who started as an apprentice for six years, has since qualified to be his own boss and serving his community as a mentor for two years now.
As he pointed out, his current expansion plan is to lobby for contracts from senior schools around his area to be sewing students’ uniforms.
Sanyang called on young people to take up tailoring as a profession taking into consideration the opportunities available in the country.
The YEP grant beneficiary acknowledged: “Receiving the YEP support has boosted my business a lot. It has also enabled me to serve as role a model in my community.”