By Olimatou Coker
At least 20 young Gambians completed a three-day intensive training on peace building and leadership skills development.
It was organised by MAA Foundation – a non-governmental movement that works at grass roots level in the education field, to bring educational reform in order to provide holistic education to today’s generation.
Speaking to journalists at Sass Cosmetology House on Kairaba Avenue, Joseph Akagha, a trainer and project coordinator, said the training was necessary because “peace is an inevitable ingredient for national development”.
He said as the country edges closer to bringing development at the door step of every Gambian, MAA Foundation deemed it necessary to build the capacity of the youths to foster their inputs in national development.
Siaka Sonko, a trainee, said “the training will strengthen my partnership with other youths”.
“Let us not be party militants, let us be supporters and not militants because we cannot be fighting for politicians,” said Jainaba Fatty, also a participant.
Jainaba and other participants were awarded certificates for taking part in the training.