KNF, KEYCDA 3rd JA Company of the Year Competition Held
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
aira Nyining Federation (KNF), affiliated to Child Fund The Gambia
based in Farabanta Village, in Kombo East, and the Kombo East Youth and
Children Development Alliance (KEYCDA) Thursday held the third edition
of the Junior Achievement (JA) Company of the Year competition at the
Kuloro Skills Center.
The Junior Achievement (JA) programmes help prepare young people for
the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively
manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more
robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
Its unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver
their curriculum while sharing their experiences with students.
The JA competition is an annual celebration of the achievements of JA
Company students across West Coast Region and Kombo East in
particular.At this event, JA Companies proudly presented the results of
the enterprise and learning experience.
During the competition, JA Companies appeared before a panel of
independent judges who determined company performance against the
competition criteria, as compared with other JA Companies at each stage
of the competition process.The JA Company of the Year competition is
not only simply a business competition for young people, but it has a
wider goal that targets to balance the business achievements of each
team as a whole with individual personal development.
At the end of the competition, Debong Suma Youth Enterprise emerged
winner while Teppereh Yessoh General Merchandise came out Second best
Company of the year position.KPF Business Enterprise came third.
Teppereh Yessoh General Merchandise took the most innovative product
while KPF Business Enterprise took the most environmentally- Friendly
Product prize.The most financially successful company went to
Teppereh Yessoh General Merchandise whiles Nyodema Enterprise came as the best
Marketing Team while the CEO of the Year went to Musa Darboe of Debong
Sumaa Youth Enterprise.
Speaking at the event, Ebrima Sanneh, Manager of Kaira Nyining
Federation, told the gathering that his Federation had strived very
hard over the past years to prepare the young people of Kombo East to
attain their full potentials and to selflessly contribute to the
development of their communities.
Speaking earlier, the Child and Youth officer of Kaira Nyining
Federation, Lamin Mokende Darboe, said during the competition, JA Company
members must demonstrate that they understood how and why the company
performed as it did. He told the competing companies that judges would
be looking for evidence of innovation and the application of new ideas
in all aspects of running the company.
The chairperson of the West Coast Region Youth Committee, Abubacarr Dembo Kambi,
inspired the young people to value the potential business and skillsin the socio-economic development of the communities and individuals.
For his part, Abdoulie Badjie, the representative of the National
Association of Cooperative Credit Union of The Gambia (NACCUG) for
West Coast Region, praised the extraordinary stance of the young people
of the district, saying they are youths who are worthy of emulation.
Author: Musa Badjie