The Blog

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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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The Kankurang lives on

The second edition of the Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival took place from the 18th – 20th of January 2019 in a three-day exciting event. The festival which was revived in 2018 with support from YEP and its partners is geared towards the promotion and preservation of culture as well as creating employment opportunities for its inhabitants particularly young people through community based tourism.

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YEP hands over equipment worth D1.5M

In collaboration with The Gambia Telecommunications and Multi Media Institute (GTMI) and Sterling Consortium, 168 young people benefitted from intensive trainings in areas such as solar installation, CCTV installation and programming, satellite installation and programming, and mobile and laptop repairs.

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The Kankurang Festival 2.0

The second edition of the Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival is scheduled from the 18th - 20th of January 2019. This annual event is expected to bring together thousands of people to celebrate the historic town's culture and promote community based tourism.

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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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