|From left: Paulina Kowalke & Tim Tolle|
Monday, July 9, 2018
GYIN Gambia Welcomes GLEN Interns
The national chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN Gambia) on Thursday held a session to welcome interns from GLEN (Global Education Network of Young Europeans).
Their arrival is part of a three months internship programme between the two organisations on areas of youth work and development in the Gambia.
Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Mamadou Edrisa Njie, Executive Director of the national chapter said the receipt of two interns by his office is a significant mark of partnership between GLEN (Global Education Network of Young Europeans) and the Gambia chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN Gambia).
He said that the internship programme is intended to promoting and supporting youth in rural areas in the areas of agriculture and small-scale agri-business. He added that their engagements will include sharing knowledge of entrepreneurship, business advisory services, mentoring, and organisational management, as well as public relations work, fundraising and some computer skills with their counterparts in the country.
For his part, Ebrima Bah, Head of Projects as GYIN Gambia stated that the posting of
GLEN interns to country is in perfect time. According to him, their office is currently busy on preparation for the third edition annual summer youth camp on Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Information Technology (ELIT) after which his office will shift to a five months intensive mentorship programme.
“So our friends from GLEN are a great encouragement on our team”, he said, adding that their partnership will tighten the grip in youth development in the country.
Within a short moment of working relationship with the visitors, Jainaba Manjang, GYIN Gambia’s Head of Programmes observed that the GLEN interns business oriented and focus in progress. “They will no doubt support our entrepreneurship trainings, and business management workshops.” She also said that these occasions will give the interns chance to share knowledge of entrepreneurship and to engage in business advisory services.
Ms Manjang anticipates that her partners will find interesting times as they get involved in programme and in various projects which focus field works in the provincial regions.
GLEN (Global Education Network of Young Europeans) is a network of non-governmental and governmental organisations as well as committed young people who are involved in global education. It is a joint non-profit, politically independent initiative of ten organisations from the European Union.
GLEN envisions a world in which people reflect on the realities of the globalised world and their own role in it, and join hands, minds and hearts to build fair and sustainable societies.
About GYIN Gambia
Founded in 2012, the Gambian chapter of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN Gambia) is a non-profit organisation with the mission of supporting young people from Gambia’s rural areas interested in starting their own businesses. Through promoting young rural people’s engagement in entrepreneurship, the organisation hopes to ultimately reduce rural unemployment and poverty and foster rural development.
About the Interns
Tim Tolle, is a German national. Some of his experiences include tutorial on financial reporting, basic techniques of accounting, and German GAAP as well as international IFRS at the University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).
He supports Deloitte during annual audit services for clients on the capital market in addition to engagement at the Audit and Advisory service line of IFRS in Germany.
Paulina Kowalke who is from Poland is an accredited expert in International Economic Relations (specialisation in International Business) by the University of Gdansk in Poland.
She is Talent Intelligence Manager in London supporting IT recruitments to ensure undisrupted, continuous digital transformation of a top 5 global FMCG company. She also builds strategic relationships and networking with SMEs across various IT technologies as well as providing guidance on market intelligence, specifically on IT talent in the European market.