By Omar Bah
The Samakairo Federation in partnership with the National Enterprise Development Initiative recently concluded five-day intensive training on youth entrepreneurship for 70 young people in West Coast Region.
The training, which was held at the Samakairo office in Brikama Kuloro Skills Centre, was aimed at sensitising the participants on the importance of youth participation in entrepreneurship.
In his opening remarks, the Samakairo Programmes Coordinator Karamo Jatta, said the main purpose of the training is to introduce the participants to the importance of entrepreneurship as well as to help them engage into meaningful ventures.
Samakairo Federation, he said would continue supporting the young people within the communities they are operating “in order to play a pivotal role towards their wellbeing as well as for them to take a lead role in their own developmental issues.”
The General Manager NEDI, Landing Sanneh noted that the training will yet again serve as an opportunity for the beneficiaries to have better understanding of business management and map out a way forward in building their businesses and personalities within their respective communities.
The lead trainer at the Kuloro training site Ismaila Sambou described the training as worthy and timely.
He said supporting the young people to learn great skills on business would no doubt promote development and a high sense of ownership.
Speaking further, Sambou said no society can progress in the absence of its youth folk.
Mariama Manneh, a participant from Brikama on behalf of her colleagues, lauded Samakairo and NEDI for what she called a good initiative that would help the young people of the area realise their potentials.