Held at Juffureh, the trainings which were funded through Unesco World Heritage Fund brought together 40 participants from Juffureh and Albreda villages as hosts of Kunta Kinteh Island, formerly James Island, which had been inscribed into Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2003.
Women from the two villages were trained on the recycling of waste materials like plastic bags into useable products like purses, hand bags and carriers which could be sold for income.
A team of resource persons led by Isatou Ceesay, a prize-winning plastic recycling expert took the participants through a detailed practical knowledge of plastic recycling.
The workshop for the 20 tourist guides touched on topics such as customer care and risk management. They were also exposed to the history of the sites in order to enable them give “interesting and factual explanations to visitors under safe and secure environment.”
The workshops form part of the NCAC’s strategy to empower communities hosting heritage sites in order to spur their proactive participation in the proper management and care of the sites in their communities. The two events in Juffureh were a prelude to the activities towards revising the management plans for the Kunta Kinteh Island and related sites.]]>