36 Youths in West Coast Certified
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thirty-six youth in West Coast region were on Wednesday August 3 certificated by Saamasang Federation in collaboration with Brikama Area Council (BAC) after completing a twelve day summer camp in Yoff Senegal.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr Sunkary Badjie, the chairman of Brikama Area Council said, his council is, but with a difference.
“BAC is very delighted to be associated with your trip in collaboration with our partner, Saamasang Federation, which is a community based organization,” he added.
The collaboration of BAC, Saamasang Federation and Yoff municipality is a worthy one as it aims at empowering young people of Senegal and Gambia, Mr Badjie said.
He noted that the development of the Gambia lies entirely in the hands of the young people so it will be prudent for them to contribute their part in the growth of The Gambia.
‘’I am also happy with the good behavior you have shown at Yoff during the camp,” he added.
Also speaking, Mr Amadou Tambedou, Child and Youth Officer Saamasang deputizing for the acting Federation Manager told the gathering that the partnership is a right move.
He said, Saamasang has three core areas - skill works, educated and confident child, and skill and involved youth which it intends to intervene in the next five years.
“I thank the initiators for their part in the integration of the young people from the two nations.’’
He said, in order to have a good future, the young generation must be well nurtured in order for them to take the lead on their development. Tambedou also tasked the young people of West Coast to always be ready for new challenges as agents of change.
Lamin Haja Bojang, vice chairmen of BAC also gave similar remarks calling on the young people to be committed into development at all times.
At the end of the programme, participants made presentations on their products on skills learnt during the camp. Lamin Jarju, councilor of Marakisa Ward moderated the ceremony.
Seedy Conteh, a participant gave the vote of thanks.
Author: Musa Badjie