Dec 6, 2010, 1:46 PM
The National Council of The Gambia Young Men Christian Association (YMCAs) recently launched a skills training and enterprise development project for disadvantaged and marginalised young people in The Gambia. The project is funded by the big lottery fund (BLF) and Y'care international, both
In officially launching the project the Honourable Mass Axi Gai, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, hailed The Gambia YMCAs for empowering the young people of The Gambia. Secy Gai described the program as, "another milestone in the development of young people of The Gambia." He acknowledged with appreciation the efforts made by The Gambia YMCA in contributing towards the socio-economic development of the country. He went on to encourage YMCA's to collaborate with Gamjob for the effective implementation of the project. He noted that the project will create self-employment for young people in the country. He concluded his remarks by advising the beneficiaries to take the program seriously.
The ceremony, held at the YMCA head office, was chaired by Mr. Simon P. V. Cole and was attended by several dignitaries, YMCA staff and beneficiary youths.