By Aramata Jatta
Insight Training Center over the weekend graduated over 123 ( one hundred and twenty-three) trainees in Architectural Draughtmanship, Electrical Installation, Journalism, Plumbering, Tailoring and Catering at a ceremony held at Insight Training Center Annex in Sinchu.
This project was sponsored by the Youth Empowerment Project, funded by the European Union and supported by the International Trade Center with the sole purpose of supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship to mitigate the irregular migration.
Speaking at the awarding of certificates YEP Project Manager Raimund Moser Said he feels much honored to be part of such an historic event. He seized the opportunity to thank the EU for the funding and the International Trade Centre.
Raimund alluded that “YEP Gambia’s is always proud and willing to support initiatives and training as such that will equip young people with marketable skills that will help.
‘’Make it in Gambia. Now is the time to start building your future. Start small and think big”
He stressed that they (YEP) can do certain things for the graduates, such as sponsoring them to learn skills, but says they can’t do everything for them.
He urge them to have a vision or they shall never succeed no matter how good or skillful they’re. He also challenged them to always take risks.
‘’you should never be afraid of failures because that’s the only way they can learn how to become better’’.
For his part Dibba the Board Chairman of Insight told the graduates that it is the beginning of a new journey whilst imploring on them to follow the principles and rules of their professions if they ever want to become successful.
‘’ put God first because that’s the only way you can do well at all times’’.
Dibba encouraged the graduates to keep learning, he says though they can say they have graduated, they are still students.
He advised them not to only rely on what they learnt in the class, but rather, explore other options by teaching others as they move on.
He stressed that if they want to survive, they must always be honest and trustworthy. He warned that cheating is not the way and can never be the way forward.
He concluded by saying if the graduates want to be successful, they must observe certain principles such as discipline, dedication, determination, and respect for time.
Ismaila Ceesay the Principal of the school gave a rundown of the courses being sponsored by the YEP and said only seven dropped along the road. A total of 130 registered but it is 123 who made it to the end. He encourage them to work harder after here.