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News about Mansa Konko – Construction works

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through the project “Skills for Reintegration” has worked in cooperation with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) and the GTTI to strengthen and reopen the GTTI Rural Skills Training Centre (RSTC) in Mansa Konko.


The collaboration has achieved the following:

  • Renovation and equipment of the training facilities at RSTC Mansa Konko
  • Curricula development for two new 1-year courses in Rural Mechanics and Small Solar Systems
  • Further teacher training of 22 teacher from GTTI and other organizations
  • Reopening and official inauguration of the RSTC Mansa Konko in September 2019


Meet the teachers at the GTTI!

Peter Sollo JattaI (left) and Amadou Bah (right) will be teaching the course in small solar home systems! Read for yourself what they have to say about the new course:

Peter: I have worked for six years at the GTTI. Students can look forward to learn about the latest skills and technologies from the solar field. Teaching to me is a responsibility that I owe to the youth of my country. I want to contribute to the national development by transferring modern vocational technical skills to the youth and giving them all the competencies they need compete in the technical job market!

Amadou: I started working here in 2004. Students can look forward to become self-reliant at the end of the course. I am looking forward to make students self-employed, have confidence in themselves and that they can make it in The Gambia. I choose teaching because it is a noble profession and is a continuous learning process!

Meet the teachers at GTTI!

Lamin A. Saha (left) and Dodou Gomez (right) have both been working for the GTTI during the last 10 years and will be teaching the rural mechanics course starting in September! We asked them two questions about their motivation to become a teacher and what students can expect from the new course!


Why did you become a teacher?

Lamin: Teaching is something I like naturally. I love to see myself transferring the knowledge I have about something to someone who may not know!

Dodou: I became a teacher because I want to make a difference in the lives of as many students as I can, and help them realize there potential!

What can the students look forward to in the new courses?

Lamin: The students can look forward to learn and develop new skills. Dodou:  The courses are practically oriented and the students can look forward to be able to work on their own.




Renovated facilities wanted! Our commitment for a good working atmosphere. In order to ensure you a good working atmosphere, we started some rehabilitation measures at the GTTI campus in Mansa Konko in 2018. Since then, the administration building has been completely renovated and the teachers themselves have carried out all electric and plumbing works. Nevertheless, until you and your fellow students can use the renovated facilities there is still some work to do. To complete the construction works, a Gambian construction company will renew the roofs, paint the walls and tile the floors. Let’s be excited about a new environment!

News about Mansa Konko – On our way towards new training courses
On February 14, 2019 GTTI and the German GIZ performed a workshop for the preparation of two new
courses for the GTTI annex in Mansa Konko. It was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and
experiences with people from GTTI, Gambia College, GIZ, NAQAA and YEP. The new courses will be
starting in August 2019 and are about:
1. Production and Repair of Agricultural Equipment
2. Solar Systems on Household Level
The workshop was focused on training techniques, the teacher’s perspective, market orientation and,
very important, the role of the students.
Both courses will have a duration of one year for about 20 students per course in the first intake. The
courses will have a very practical focus and include internships as well as entrepreneurship trainings. To
ensure similar starting conditions we are planning to offer a preparatory course in advance



News about Mansa Konko – Training your Future TeachersGetting ready for studying at GTTI? Not before your teachers get trained!
From October to December 2018 a
practical teacher training was implemented at GTTI Mansa Konko. The eight-week training was focused on deepening the teacher’s technical knowledge through first rehabilitation measures of the GTTI facilities in Mansa Konko. Even if the participants originally have learnt different disciplines, among others mechanics and plumbing, they worked well together whilst they were guided by a German Expert. The training was a great success and the groundwork for the

soon beginning of both training courses. Further teacher trainings are currently running at GTTI.



The Board of Governors, Management and Staff of the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of their Director General, Mrs. Jahou S. Faal as the new Secretary General of The Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA). The appointment of Mrs. Faal came after the recently concluded meeting of CAPA member states held in Nairobi, Kenya which she attended.

CAPA is a Pan-African organization established in March 1977 following a resolution of the 7th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers that was held in Accra, Ghana.  The Association’s mandate is to provide a dynamic forum for the promotion of ideas and capacity building in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The appointment of Mrs. Faal to this executive position is no doubt a clear indication of her proactive nature, fortitude, initiative, commitment and proven leadership abilities and desire to promote technical and vocational education in Africa and the world over.Her appointment was endorsed by the Government of the Republic of The Gambia through the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA). Mrs. Faal in her new appointment as Secretary General to CAPA is expected to contribute immensely in bringing great transformation to CAPA. She is expected to officially resume duties in early January 2019.

While we congratulate Mrs. Faal on her new appointment, we wish her good luck, success, peace and continued good health.






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