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30 trained on handicraft at Gaye Njorro

Mar 11, 2022, 12:38 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

At least 30 mainly handicrafts makers drawn from different craft markets within Kanifing Municipality and West Coast Region were on Tuesday trained on various skills.

The training was organised by Gaye Njorro Foundation in partnership with The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), European Union (EU), Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) and the Government of The Gambia.

The two-day capacity building was held at Gaye Njorro Skills Centre in Brusubi, West Coast Region.

Fatou Saine Gaye, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Gaye Njorro Skills Centre said the project came to promote and support handicraft people in the country in order to be more professional in their work. This, she added, would give them the recommendation at the international market.

She explained that the training was part of her foundation and school’s corporate social responsibility by giving back to society to support the less-privileged in communities.

 “This is part of promoting investments in culture, creative arts and traditional sports to enhance resilience against climate change in local communities,” she said.

The aim of the centre, she added, is to see women and every youth particularly girls, including the differently-abled in The Gambia discover and develop their potential skills acquisition and become entrepreneurs.

“The objective is to provide a conducive environment for creative and innovative marketable skills training for sustainable economic development.”

Chris Addy-Nayo, European Union consultant said the main objective of the training was to promote African culture at the international market.

“We have challenges that we need to overcome by coming up with new ideas that will sustain African products at the Western market,” he said.

He thus called on participants to make best use of the training and transform the knowledge gained at the training to effect changes in the European markets.