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Gambia Talent Promotion Graduates 60 Interns

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First Lady, Madam Fatoumatta bah Barrow, entrepreneur Fatou Gaye with graduands

By Ramatoulie Jawo

Gambia Talent Promotion over the weekendgraduated 60 youth following their completion of a year course internship in various fields of studies.

The institution honoured the 40 women and 20 men in its 1st graduation at its office at Westfield.

The First Lady; the Minister of Information, and Communication Infrastructure; the President of the Gambia Press Union, politicians, entrepreneur Fatou Gaye, among others. 

Ebriama Sillah the Minister of Information, Communication and Infrastructure said there is no government in the world that can go without the support of the media because the media is the window between the government and the citizens of a country.

He urged the graduands to wisely use the skills acquired in their contribution to National development, saying ‘the world is full of opportunity and let them try to be good ambassadors of this noble profession which is the journalism’.

Muhammad S Bah, President, Gambia Press Union recognised the ‘very’ important role the media play in the country by giving the public the necessary information; and advised the graduands to be ethical in whatsoever they do saying ‘journalism is a very noble profession’.

The First Lady of the Gambia Madam Fatou Bah Barrow pledged to support the institution to empower more youth in the country.

Politician Marie Sock Jobateh encouraged the graduands to work hard to get where they want to be in life.

“As the students graduate, they should realize that they have moved from where they used to be to another level in terms of skills and knowledge with a wise attitude and remember that life does not stop here because the world is competitive,” she counselled.

Fatou Samba, Gambia Talent Promotion country coordinator, said through their programme, the young people had an opportunity to learn entry-level skills that would lead them to gain permanent employment in The Gambia and beyond. 

“Thus, we take pride in tapping and nurturing Gambian Talents beyond her borders,” she said. 

She added that in early 2018, they started an in company/internship training program for young Gambians interested to learn multimedia and administrative skills.

Ms. Samba said her institution in the past 4 years, trained over 300 Gambian youth in the area of graphic design, web design, computer maintenance and repair, public speaking, marketing, accounting, journalism and videography.

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