LAM-GYDA holds 1st graduation ceremony
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Lamin Gybunoto Youth Development Association (LAM-GYDA) on Saturday held its first graduation ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Jerreh Sanyang, deputising for the paramount chief, Alhaji Demba Sanyang, thanked Kodou Claudia Jagne, the coordinator of Palm Line Charities and sponsor of LAM-GYDA, for bringing such a wonderful initiative to the community, an initiative that helps the youth of the village to acquire basic computer literacy skills. He described the training as very important because it is meant to engage the youth in something useful.
of Lamin, Alhaji Mbemba Bojang,
thanked the coordinator and congratulates all the students, while urging them
to be good ambassadors to this noble institution.
Yusupha J. Gomez, the guest speaker, commended Kodou Claudia Jagne for providing such an institution for the youth of Lamin. He said the centre is quite different from other formal ICT training institutions, in that it is a non-profit community-owned that has set itself to assist the less privileged and deprived youths who cannot pay the exorbitant tuition fees of higher institutions.
For her part, the coordinator, Kodou Claudia Jagne thanked all the volunteers for their timeless efforts. She said Africans should know that they are responsible for their own development and therefore it is their responsibility to change the lives of their young generation. She said the young ones are the future leaders and they are their decision makers, noting that it is the elders who should help and show the young ones the right path.
Lamin Njie delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the students. The programme ended with a presentation of certificates to the graduating students.
Author: Rohey Jallow & Modou Gomez