The trainees, admitted for six months in Songhai agricultural entrepreneurship training, sent by the government of the Gambia, left back on Sunday, July 26, 2015 after a graduation ceremony. The Gambian Minister of Youth and Sports, the Resident Representatives in the Gambia and in Benin for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as well as the Director of Songhai attended the ceremony. The 29 trainees left well equipped and ready to face a big challenge for the government of their country: that of “Eating what they produce and producing what they eat, by the year 2016“. It is in this dynamic, that the setting up of Songhai in Charmen in the Gambia has just been launched. It will welcome the graduate trainees who have also promised to amaze the authorities with the knowledge, the skills and attitude acquired in Songhai.
Apart from the trainees sent by President Yaya Jammeh’s government, another group of six Gambian trainees was sent by NEMA Project for training in Songhai. This is a project led by the Gambian Ministry of Agriculture with support from the United Nations. The group also completed their training and left for the Gambia on July 15 after six months of training.]]>