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AN ACCOMPLISHMENT OF AN MOU BY GAMWORKS & GTTI TO PROVIDE LIVELIHOOD SKILLS TO YOUTHS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION BY THE GAMBIA TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE 

The Gambia Technical Training Institute in partnership with Gamworks Agency accomplished a six months training of thirty youths in Technical Vocational Education Training; Carpentry and Joinery as well as Welding and Fabrication to provide have livelihood Improvement skills to Gambian Youths mainly from Medina Serign Mass in North Bank and Jarra Kani Kunda in Lower River Region. Fifteen students were trained for each respective trait.

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two Institutions, a four months monitoring and evaluation will be carried out to ensure there is absolute practical application by the trained youths.

Students from Medina Serign Mass were trained for Carpentry and Joinery while students from Jarra Kani Kunda were trained for Welding and Fabrication. The students were supported with tools and materials to establish workshops in their communities respectively.

In her opening remarks, the Director General of Gambia Technical Training Institute (Mrs. Jahou S. Faal) confirmed how far GTTI has gone in fulfillment of it’s mandate as training institution by providing the livelihood Improvement Skills to the youths and urged them to make best use of the training in the various communities.

Other speakers also made similar remarks including the Governor of Lower River Region and the Director of Gamworks.

The ceremony was followed by an inspection of practical works produced by the students after witnessing of the handing over of certificates by the esteemed guests to the students and a visit to the Jarra Kani Kunda Skills training Centre by GTTI staff and other officials for inspection of materials and tools provided. Amongst the dignitaries who witnessed were the Governor of Lower River Region (LRR) and the Chief Executive Officer of the LRR Area Council, The Director General (DG) of GTTI and her Management Team, The Director of Gamworks, other Senior Officials and the Students of Mansakonko Rural Skills Training Centre (RSTC).

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