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GDA, ANJOFA capacitize Kombo South youth



Participants at the two day training workshop on Leadership and Management, Youth and women empowerment

Gunjur Development Association (GDA) in collaboration with ANJOFA in Netherlands sponsored a two-day training workshop on leadership and management, youths and women empowerment which ended yesterday at the TARUD offices in Gunjur. The training comprised of 50 young participants from Gunjur and it's satellite villages in Kombo South, West Coast Region in the Gambia. 

Speaking on behalf of the Alkalo,Modou Fadera described the training as “very important and long overdue”, 

While advising the sponsors to keep on providing the program, he urged the participants to take the training seriously and thanked all for investing their time to make the program a success. ANJOFA Coordinator in The Gambia, Mrs Fama Barry said ANJOFA is a charitable organisation based in the Netherlands. The organisation was established in the Gambia in 2002 and now also operates in Guinea Besau and Kenya. “The purpose of organising this training in collaboration with GDA is to unite the youths, train them on skills geared towards national development.” “The training wad divided into two days, 25 participants each day and also comprises of two components namely Leadership and management, Youth and Women Empowerment respectively”. She added: “I came to know about GDA through Ousman Manjang who is chairperson of GDA diaspora chapter. Since the introduction of ANJOFA to Gunjur we have invested D84,000 in Gunjur Youth Development Association(GYDA) as an interest free loan facility for youth entrepreneurship which will be a revolving fund within Gunjur for youth movements, to organise business training for Youth Movements in order to venture into Business and proper management of the loan such as our contribution to this program in collaboration with GDA.” Mr Badara Njie Bajo who serves as GDA chairperson in The Gambia expressed satisfaction with the turnout for the training. He said GDA came into existence not too long ago in order to take up community development iniatives in collaboration with other CBOs in Gunjur and beyond. Mrs Jewo Bah, the vice chairperson of Sanyang youth for "Tesito" said she is thankful and feels lucky to be part of the training as it will further help to strengthen their ability to work within their respective movements. Momodou Sonko, an adviser to Tujereng Youth Development Association said he is inspired that this kind of training is happening in Kombo South, which will be useful when dealing with various organisations. The resource persons at the training included Mustapha Manneh of “Their Voices Must Be Heard” in Kartong, Lamin E. Fatty and Isatou Manneh. At the end of the training, certificates were presented to the participants by Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh , a leading Human Rights Activist in The Gambia, and Mr Baai Jabang, Executive Director of Trust Agency For Rural Development (TARUD) 


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