Today, The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce has established a functional office with 5 staff, 6 regional chapters and a registered membership of over 300 businesses; 65% of which are from rural Gambia with 80% young women.
Its goals also include providing meaningful opportunities and services to its membership especially rural youth as well as market opportunities.
Due to its dedicated staff, GYCC has also created a pool of young entrepreneurs and launched its first ever regional and national youth trade fair, a platform to exhibit what Gambian youth have to offer.
“The GYCC thanked its founding fathers and national institutions such NYC and NEDI for standing by them during trying moments. It also thanked the International Trade Centre (ITC) for being the first partner that believed in them and gave them funding to kick-start. “Our sincere appreciation to former NYC and NEDI bosses (Lamin Darboe and Landing Sanneh) for all the guidance and support to the realisation of our dream.” They stated in a press release shared with The Point.