Profile: Meet the 26 year old innovative carpenter, Bubacarr Seedy Jammeh of Sukuta
Updated: Jun 5, 2019
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, youths need new life skills such as carpentry, civil engineering and electronic knowledge to deal with current and high rate of unemployment in our communities.
In this segment of our profile column, we introduce you to Bubacarr Seedy Jammeh of Sukuta Bullu Kunda, one of the youngest, creative and innovative Carpenters ever in the history of the community of Sukuta. He is 26 years old and lost both parents at a very early age, despite the challenges he faced whilst growing up, he kept his books closed to him by working harder with a view to improving his life.
Everyone one of us, has a story to share, and Babiucarr tells us: “My foster mother Mba Fatou Jammeh, elder sister to uncle Ebou Serreh Kunda, proudly stood by me, she sent me to Primary School, with hard work and dedication I was able to get admission at the Sukuta Junior Secondary School where I sat to the middle school leaving examination. However, having obtained good results, I was accepted at Gambia High School in Banjul.”
The young and gifted Baboucarr never felt reluctant to horn his skills. Whilst going to school, he became an apprentice to Ousman Maiya Bojang a very famous and creative carpenter some years ago in Sukuta. Today, young Buba Jammeh is a household name in the field of modern carpentry. He designs kitchens, staircases, furniture, ceiling and lockers.
With all the vigorous apprenticeship training he acquired, he wasted no time in attending Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) to better modernised his talent in modern carpentry and to earn recognised credentials and certifications from the City and Guilds in United Kingdom (UK).
Asked about his vision and about the future of his carpentry enterprise, Baboucarr Jammeh offered these:
“I have 8 young boys that am training to be skilful with the job and hopefully with time, I will love to enrol many youths in my carpentry workshop”.
Babiucarr concludes by thanking his family members and friends who really stood by him and helped him on the path to develop such a skill.
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