16 November 2012

Gambia: Dutch NGO Seals Partnership With GTTI, Others

Go for Africa, a Dutch registered charitable non-governmental organisation recently partnered with different institutions in the country including the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI). The partnership aims at achieving sustainable development for The Gambia, Africa and the globe at large.

This was disclosed to the Daily Observer by the NGO's country coordinator, Alagie Saho, who spoke on a wide range of issues relating to the operations of the organisation since its establishment in The Gambia. He dwelled on issues relating to the formation, concepts and objectives of the NGO, and disclosed the valuable donations of items to key sectors like health, security, and GTTI among a host of others.

The GO for Africa country coordinator said he is currently managing about five different NGO-related projects covering, notably, the Future for Young People, Future for Africa, Tanji Village Theatre Group, among others. He further stated that their areas of operations go beyond the shores of the country, citing Guinea Bissau, Mali, Sierra Leone and Casamance, Senegal where they are present.

He told this reporter that everything came as a result of his decision to return home from Holland after some years in that country to enable him contribute effectively and efficiently to the ongoing sustainable development programmes initiated and implemented by the Gambian leader.

Among the projects established, he disclosed, are a credit union worth 500 Euros in Tanji Village, Kombo South; and the setting up of a carpentry workshop, which he said now employs a significant number of youths in Tanji and other satellite villages with materials imported from Holland; establishment of a village library fully equipped with different books on numerous titles; and a computer training institute equipped with internet services, amongst others.

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