Gambia: Youth Matters - Youth Entrepreneurship and National Development

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Entrepreneurship is the act of starting a new business where there was none, in an effort to transform innovations into economic gains. An entrepreneur is a person who raises new ideas and possibilities, regarding old things from a new angle and unites all means of products to create goods and services. Entrepreneurship has created employment, self-sufficiency and wealth for many people and groups globally. It is ideally important for young Gambians to take part in such ventures, for it is enterprises that can enormously contribute to research and development, self-employment and bring all, great prospects in life.
There are now several institutions in the country that offer entrepreneurship training for young people. Among them is The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), National Youth Council (NYC), President's International Awards (PIA), Chamen Electricals and Girls Presentation in Banjul among others, while several others like the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), GAMJOBS and National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI). They are training youths on business management skills and grant them soft loans to start up their own businesses.

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