Sunday, August 30, 2015

GYIN-Gambia Members To Attend Six-Months Training on Carpentry and Agriculture in Ghana and Nigeria


GYINers: Mr. Sanyang and Miss. Manjang

Two GYINers, Jainaba Manjang and Modou Lamin Sanyang left The Gambia on August 26, 2015 for Ghana and Nigeria respectively to train on Carpentry and Horticulture.

Ms. Manjang is the Administrative Secretary of the GYIN-Gambia Secretariat in Churchill’s Town and Mr. Sanyang is a member of the GYIN-partner-organisation, Kapongha Youth Development Association at Bullock village, Foni Berefet District of the West Coast Region.

The two made the programme following a rigorous selection process by Ace Communications Executive,which is commencing this regional programme to provide opportunity for youths in the ECOWAS countries of Ghana, Nigeria and The Gambia to undergo exchange training programmes in each of the three countries.

The initiative, called The Youth Traineeship Exchange Program (YTEP),seeks to build the capacity of youths for self-sufficiency and socio-economic development, according to Ace Communications Executive – the organisers of the programme.

GYIN-Senegal coordinator visits sister GYIN-Gambia to share experience


Senegambia GYINers

The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Senegal Coordinator, Aisha Padane, on Monday 24 August, 2015 visited GYINers in the Gambia to learn and share experiences.

The Senegambia interface, which was accompanied by presentation on leadership skills and qualities, was meant to develop the leadership potentials of GYINers to be able to compete in a global economy of a political world.

The GYINers were drawn from West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipality, Central River Region and the Lower River Region.

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Tribute to the Late Honourable Aja Nyimasata Sanneh-Bojang 1941 – 2015 GAMCOTRAP BOARD MEMBER

Adieu! Late Honourable Nyimasata Sanneh
GAMCOTRAP pays tribute and honours the late Honourable Aja Nyimasata Sanneh-Bojang, The Gambia’s first female elected Member of Parliament in the then Jawara regime and continued her stewardship with the second regime.

The late Nyimasata was born to parents from the heart of the Kombos – Brufut and SukutaSabiji.

The late Honourable Nyimasata Sanneh built her career by briefly joining the nursing profession as a
young woman but quickly moved on to the teaching field. She started as an unqualified teacher but with determination she later qualified and taught in different schools in the Kombos and in the North Bank Region and rose to the position of head teacher. 

Ace Communications Executive introduces regional training programme for youth


Fatim Badgie, CEO ACE Communications Executive

Ace Communications Executive is planning to commence a regional programme that will provide opportunity for youths in the ECOWAS countries of Ghana, Nigeria and The Gambia to undergo exchange training programmes in each of the three countries.

It plans to do this through an initiative called The Youth Traineeship Exchange Program (YTEP).

YTEP seeks to build the capacity of youths for self-sufficiency and socio-economic development.

The skills training is designed for young people in the rural areas between the ages of 21 – 35 yrs from the three ECOWAS countries of The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria. The purpose is to give youths the opportunity to become self-sufficient by learning practical skills and gain work experience in a country different from their country of origin.

The Youth Traineeship Exchange Program will not only provide a platform for unemployed, low educated and unskilled youths to attain viable skills and work experience, but will also contribute immensely to the emancipation of these youths from the shackles of perpetual unemployment and poverty.

Caravan of Mercy donates 900+ blankets to hospitals


Beneficiaries

Caravan of Mercy an International NGO operating in the Gambia on Thursday 23rd July, 2015 recorded a history in the health sector by donating 911 blankets covering to all the donated hospital beds. 

The beneficiaries are Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) 510 blankets Bwaim Hospital 200 blankets, Serrekunda General Hospital 130 blankets, Sheikh Zaired Regional Eye Care 50 blankets and Farato Health centre 21 blankets.

The donated blankets are in red and grey colour.

The donation of 510 blanket for 510 beds in the hospital is one of the most rewarding goodwill gesture for the past years that the hospital has received says Mr. Modou Lamin Jammeh, Public Relations Office (PRO) EFSTH in Banjul, while receiving 510 blankets on behalf of the hospital management.

Friday, July 10, 2015

CORY Project: REVCEL Training for 25 Participants Begins in Janjangbureh



On July 1st, the Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) project in The Gambia, gathered 25 rural youth across the Central River Region to start the Rural Entrepreneurial Venture Creation and Experimental Learning (REVCEL) training.

The CORY project is a wonderful initiative that focuses primarily on rural youths - See more at: http://coryproject.org/groups/nyc-nedi-and-others-provide-their-feedback-cory-gambia-project#sthash.T5p7NETw.dpuf
The CORY project is a wonderful initiative that focuses primarily on rural youths. - See more at: http://coryproject.org/groups/nyc-nedi-and-others-provide-their-feedback-cory-gambia-project#sthash.ach38iUY.dpuf
The CORY project is a wonderful initiative that focuses primarily on rural youths - See more at: http://coryproject.org/groups/nyc-nedi-and-others-provide-their-feedback-cory-gambia-project#sthash.T5p7NETw.dpuf
The training, underway at the Janjangbureh Forestry Department’s Conference Hall, involves participants in the region who are engaged in various business ventures, and farming.

It is being held under the Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) Project being coordinated by the Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia Chapter (GYIN Gambia)- funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to enable young rural women and men to create sustainable farm and non-farm businesses by building their entrepreneurial capacities for enhanced peer learning.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Madina Sancha VISACA holds AGM, authorities told villagers to do more deposits


AGM delegates


Madina Sancha Village Savings and Credit Association (VISACA) in Medina Sancha village, Kiang West, in the Lower River Region recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the region.

The AGM brought together dignitaries from the Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia chapter (GYIN Gambia chapter), the Central Bank of the Gambia (CBG), VISACA Apex as well as the villagers and the satellite villages.

Rural Finance Project (RFP) of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Government of the Gambia (GOTG) foster self-sustaining rural Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) such as VISACAs