Youth ICT Project Launched in Babylon
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Africa-Rise International a coalition of youth Non-Governmental Organizations in collaboration with Taking IT Global, USA, Thursday December 16th 2010 launched a youth project ICT (Information Communication and Technology) at the Babylon Village in the Kombo North District, West Coast Region.
The Community leader of Babylon village Lamin Jarjou said ICT youth center will greatly instill proficiency and awareness relating to Technology in young people for better prospects."
"The project which is endeavoring to eradicate poverty in Africa by educating young people with ages ranging from 18 to 35 years, is indeed timely and worthy," Jarjou said.
The Babylon administrator also hails the efforts of the president in his quest to provide quality education for every young Gambian saying that this is in line with the project which will complement government’s effort in the promotion of quality education for all.
Ebou Gaye the Secretary General Africa Rise International expressed that ICT as a tool for eradicating poverty in Africa will provide education, information and employment for young Gambians. The aim of the founders is to provide a brighter future for the young population through ICT and also engage them to contribute in the growth of the country.
According to him, the training will be conducted by the institution without any cost noting that the first batch will commence in January 2011.
"We are very delighted with the Alkali of Babylon for his humanitarian support towards the successful launching of the project which we are today gracing."
Bakary Jalang Manga, Chairman of the Village Development Committee (VDC) expressed gratitude to both Africa-Rise International and Taking IT Global USA for their readiness and focus to contribute in the Socio-Economic Development of the Gambia.
Manga also saluted them for bringing the project headquarters to the village assuring them that the villagers will work with them for a successful partnership.
Fanta Ceesay a student who gave the vote of thanks also commended the sponsors for their humanitarian gesture. She also thanked the village head for his support and gesture in the realization of the project which will accommodate many young people in their pursuit for quality ICT knowledge.
The Ceremony was attended by the villagers, members of the two organizations and other important dignitaries.
A short drama play was performed by the Africa-Rise International drama group on the importance of education more especially ICT.
Author: Omar Bah