Gambia: Conscience International Graduates 33

Aleast 33 students on Friday graduated from Conscience International Institution at a ceremony held at the Tanji Youth Centre. Conscience International was founded in 2003 by a charitable NGO to provide free Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and sexuality education to school dropouts in Tanji.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Amy Sheppe of Consciences International, said this programme was kindly sponsored by UN Habitat Youth Fund as a one or two-year project to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education, and to offer sexuality education for young women and men in Tanji. She explained that the project is vital for building skills for future careers, making informed choices and protecting themselves and their rights. Sheppe urged the graduating students to make good use of the knowledge gained and to undertake further training and seek jobs.

For her part, Sanna Kallio, sexuality education tutor, told the graduants that they are now free to go and face another challenge, and wished them good luck.

Amara Sadalah, ICT tutor, disclosed that during the course, students were taught in the following areas; Microsoft Word and Excel and Publisher, both theory and practicals. He wished all the graduants students best of luck in their future educational pursuits.

Delivering the vote of thanks, Fatoumata Jallow thanked Consciences International for their efforts in educating them. She assured them that they would make best use of the knowledge gained during the training.

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