The Blog

Welcome to our blog

Hey YEP community! Here's our platform to get you up to speed on our progress. Pop by regularly as we update our blog on the ongoings of the project.

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Safer waters, stronger services, more opportunities

The Youth Empowerment Project in partnership with the Gambia Tourism Board and The Gambia Maritime Administration conducted a 4-day intensive training on Riverboat safety, quality, hygiene, hospitality, and tourism services targeting tour companies and riverboat operators.

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Isatou, a young woman making waves in restaurant business

In The Gambia, it is said that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Considering how long that notion has been around, you would think that The Gambia’s restaurant industry’s playing field would be more leveled. However, it is dominated by men but 21-year old Isatou Jobe is trying her hands in it in Farafenni, North Bank Region.

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Training of Trainers in Packaging

For a professional looking product, which can compete with imports and is furthermore ready for the export market, adequate packaging is essential.

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Community Based Tourism Training in The Gambia to Empower Youth and Rural Communities

Last month, YEP, with support of The Gambia Tourism Board, GTHI and NCAC, delivered the Master Training of Trainers on Community Based Tourism (CBT) to master trainers and youth trainees, after a successful pilot held last November 2017. The training aimed at mobilizing community members, building local youth capacities and facilitating responsive marketing partnership in villages along The Gambia River with a focus on Janjanburreh and Ndemban areas.

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