Speaking at the event, Mariama Sima, who deputised for the national youth council executive director, said: “We are all aware that the social media is the process of promoting or marketing an idea or information through social media sites like twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. By utilising the social aspect the web social media enable users to connect and interact on a much more personalised way and there is a need for strong interpersonal and group communication skills to inspire others and motivate them to action.”
Sima challenges youth advocates to make best use of this opportunity provided by social media networks on the use of social media, laws and ethics to promote the work done at both individual and team levels.
For his part, Mr Lamin Fatty, the project manager of Nova Scotia Gambia Association, said the training was apt in that it will sharpen the knowledge base of the participants for national development.
He added: “Success never comes as easy as you might take it. I remember one time when my old man said to me if you want to symbolise success take it as gold if you are given gold dust. You will never value it because you will take it as mere sand but if you take it as precious metal that has to go through a process that involves melting and that melting has to go with heating and that heating process is where the challenges and determination lie.”
Mr Abdoulie Sallah, the chief executive officer of Unique Solution, who delivered the opening statement urged young people to embrace technology, as it has become an integral part of our daily lives.]]>