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Young Female ELIT Alumni Establishes Poultry Farm
GYINer Sainabou Ngack has made a household name for herself by being the first female to establish the first-ever Poultry Farm in her native village of Pakau Njogu, North Bank Region. Being among the “five best selected participants” in GYIN Gambia’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Information & Technology (ELIT) 2018 National Youth Summer Camp with cash prize of D10, 000.00, she ventured into poultry to help her community to have access to poultry meat and at the same time capitalize on the unique opportunity of being the sole poultry producer in the village. She started her poultry in April 2019 with just 70 broiler birds and later added extra 50. Established by herself in partnership with her younger brother, the business was financed by one of their family members as a start-up. During the ELIT, Ms Ngack was inspired by her colleagues especially GYINers venturing into Poultry business and excelling in it. Ms Ngack is also an alumni of GYIN Gambia’s six months Youth Mentorship Program on Enterprise Management 2018/19 fully funded by the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP). The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is an EU-funded flagship project of the Republic of the Gambia implemented by the International Trade Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with the objective to improve skills, create jobs and generate income for Gambian youths.... Read more
Tourism Minister Harps On Bribery At Airport, Etc.
In collaboration with the YEP, Minister Bah said the GTHI trained 400 youth including returnees, in areas of food services and beverages; that those trained are now actively working in the tourism industry. He said his Ministry has created a new training centre in Janjanbureh and another training centre annex in Farafenni; adding his Ministry has invested heavily in the promotion of Gambian dishes, in particular the promotion of locally made food, in pursuit of discouraging imported food contents; that in partnership with their Senegalese counterparts, GTHI has trained Gambians in pastry.... Read more
First batch of SKYE fund sponsored students graduated at ITC
At least thirty-two students who form the first batch of sponsored students under the European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) SKYE funds project have graduated at Insight Training Center (ITC) on Saturday after a six-month training.... Read more
Owning the first salon in town: Begay Njie makes it in The Gambia
Meet 29-year-old Begay Njie of The Gambia. She's the owner of Jagleh Cosmetics and Salon in the town of Kaur in the Central River Region North. What makes her business unique? Hers is the only salon in town. 'Some people will even call me, which lets me go outside of Kaur,' she said. She used to carry bags of products - such as make-up, nails and eyelashes - to sell at weekly markets, called 'lumas'. All that changed after applying for and receiving a mini grant through the International Trade Centre's Youth Empowerment Project, funded by the European Union.... Read more
Drama turns young Gambians away from 'desperate route to Babylon'
Janet Badjan-Young saw how performing arts could provide unemployed young Gambians with an alternative to illegally migrating to Europe when one of her students was offered a job immediately after his first show. One of Gambia's most prolific award-winning playwrights and the founder in 2011 of its first performing arts venue, Ebunjan Theatre, 81-year-old Badjan-Young has since used theatre to teach youth job skills and about the dangers of migration. "(Drama) provides them the skills you need - discipline, creativity, communication skills," said Badjan-Young, who was celebrated as a "TAF icon" on Friday by the TAF Africa Foundation, a charity focused on youth empowerment in Gambia.... Read more