14 YEPPERS Certified in Entrepreneurship Skills
Friday, February 10, 2012
Fourteen young entrepreneurs that recently underwent entrepreneurship training were recently certified by YEP-Africa and YEP-The Gambia chapter at a ceremony held at Kairoh Garden in Tanji, Kombo North.
Speaking at the ceremony, Paul Engelsman, initiator of YEP-Africa lauded the participants for their participation and contribution during the five day training.
He said: “I am confident that the skills acquired from the five day training will go a long way towards helping the young entrepreneurs as agents of change.
“The training provided the young entrepreneurs an avenue for them to learn how to earn a decent living,” Paul said, urging the trainees to apply the skills gained as expected
Mary M Gibba, a participant from Kombo South village of Jambanjelly acknowledged that the training is vital. “Once you are empowered, you become creative and think of something that can yield a better living and attitudinal change as well,” she said, promising that she will disseminate the knowledge to others who could not be part of the training.
Sanna Barrow and Lamin Ceesay, both participants expressed similar sentiments.
Talhatou Jallow, human resource officer, YEP-Gambia said in the coming weeks, a retreat will be organised to assess the talents of the participants and come up with recommendations. Mr Jallow, who doubles as an instructor at the training said empowering the youth is one of YEP’s objectives.
In attendance were YEP-Gambia’s board chair, Omar Bun Njie, who doubles as director of Food and Hygiene, among others.
Author: Musa Badjie