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NCAC, MSDG end heritage interpretation training

Jun 20, 2022, 10:57 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in collaboration with Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia Project (MSDG) on Tuesday concluded a two-day training on heritage interpretation and up-skill for the Heritage Tour Guides in The Gambia.

Thirty participants drawn from different UNESCO World Heritage Sites in The Gambia (Wassu Stones Circle; Kerr Batch Stones Circle; Juffureh and Albreda; Fort Bullen; Kankurang Center) took part in the training.

The training was fully sponsored by MSDG and held at the Fort Bullen, Barra Point in North Bank Region.

Ndumbeh Saho, Country Technical Director of MSDG project said MSDG and NCAC partnered to improve what they called research and preservation of the Gambia heritage.

Madam Saho said “about 10% of our population reside outside the country,” adding that there is a historic pattern of Gambia migration which is increasing significantly due to lots of practices.

According to her, Gambian Diaspora makes immense contributions to the country’s development through their remittances and engagement both informal and formal.

In line with the National Development Plan, she said, the Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia Project aimed to complement Government efforts to enhance the role of Gambians in the Diaspora.

She encouraged participants to be diligent and steadfast in their career as the face of the history of the country.

Madam Saho thanked NCAC for their partnership and collaboration as well as their commitment to promoting social development.

Michael Campbell, Museum and Monuments Officer at NCAC encouraged participants to make best use of the knowledge gained.

Hassoum Ceesay, Director General of the National Centre for Arts and Culture applauded the partnership between NCAC and the MSDG Project.

He noted that the training would enable participants acquire new techniques in customer care and also refresh their knowledge about the significance of the Gambian World Heritage Sites.

Sarjo Faye, Village Development Committee Chairman for Barra in his remarks on behalf of his Alkalo advised participants to take the training seriously as well as make best use of the knowledge acquired.