The Kaira Suu Federation, an affiliate of Child Fund The Gambia, recently organised a two-day life skills training for youths of Kombo South, at Batokunku Nursery School hall in Kombo South District, West Coast Region.
The training, which brought together 20 participants, was meant among other things to empower the young people of Kombo South District with the skills and knowledge relevant to productive living.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Omar B Jammeh, the Child and Youth officer of Kaira Suu, revealed that the training was one among a series of training programmes designed to empower the young people of Kombo South with relevant skills.
He posited that the youth constitute a greater percentage of the population, therefore,strengthening their capacity will go a long way in promoting development and sustainability. Jammeh informed the gathering that the training would also focus on crucial areas such as the negative effects of drug use, teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, among others.
For his part, Mustapha Touray, the chief of Kombo South District, described the training as timely and very important."The government of the day is not leaving any stone unturned in the empowerment of youth; you now have the ball in your court," he said.
He challenged the participants to take the training seriously and share the knowledge gained with their colleagues. Touray thanked the board and management of Kaira Suu Federation for their continuous and invaluable contribution towards the advancement of the welfare of families in Kombo South.
Lang Dibba, the manager of Kaira Suu Federation, assured the gathering that his organisation would not relent in supporting young people in their desire to fulfill their aspirations.
The board chairman of Kaira Suu Federation, Botto Bojang, also assured them that the Federation under his leadership would always priotise the issues of young people, noting that they are the cream of society and that their survival and development is indispensable in national development.