By Aminata Kuyateh-Jarju
Young Entrepreneurship Association, YEA, in partnership with Youth Empowerment Project has held its 2nd edition of job fair and an entrepreneurship summit.
The event took place from 15-16 February 2018 at Kairaba Beach Hotel in Senegambia.
It seeks to empower Gambian youths to become job creators by promoting entrepreneurship.
Speaking at a press conference prior to the event, the president and founder of YEA said: “Our mission is to reduce the high rate of unemployment among Gambian youths. We have realised that the biggest challenge facing Gambian youth is the lack of opportunities.
“This is a professional revolution, focused on advancing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Gambia, a sustainable environment where start ups and small businesses can meaningfully contribute to the economic and social development in the country,” he said.
Mr Jallow disclosed further that prospective participants will have powerful business partnering, benefit from invaluable education sessions and the chance to network with hundreds of successful entrepreneurs.
The Manager Youth Empowerment Project, Raimund Moser, said that YEP is dedicated to producing future leaders committed to their communities by connecting youths with life changing opportunities.
The planning committee member of YEA said the summit is the platform to present your organisation to potential business partners and employees.
“There will be opportunities to network, share information and discuss business and career opportunities with aspiring entrepreneurs, young professionals and established businesses,” he said.