PWDA recycling skills training ends
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Pondingto Women’s Development Association (PWDA) on Saturday completed a week-long recycling skills training programme organised and sponsored by the Foundation Humanitarian Aid The Gambia (FHAG).
The training was held at FHAG’s Skills Training Centre in Yundum, Kombo North District of the West Coast Region.
FHAG aims to train women on recycling, which is environmentally friendly, and to increase their capacity in other relevant areas.
During the week-long training, participants covered about seven modules; amongst them are methods of recycling of sorted products; recycling procedures; trading and stock control; brainstorming and grouping works; lectures and examinations.
Speaking at the occasion, Isatou Ceesay, the instructor, said the impact of the training is far beyond income generation because it helps to keep their environment and community clean, as well as prevent them from pollution and other hazards.
She stated that when the trainees collect all the needed items from the rubbish, they are brought to the centre and washed with detergents, bleach and disinfectants before they start using them.
According to her, the items they seek in this venture include cellophanes; nylons; tubes; papers; tins; tyres; among other used and thrown away items.
All these items are used to produce varieties of goods like bangles, necklace, purse, mobile purse, key holder, bead, slippers, among other items that appease to the choice of tourists.
The instructor therefore applauded the participants’ steadfastness and commitment to the training.
Jainaba Gaye, general manager of Dalaba Residence and chairperson of FHAG thanked the participants for their commitment towards the training and congratulated them on their achievement. She indicated that the skills can earn them a better living.
She informed that the training is a continuous process, that different batches will soon embark on other trainings this month.
Gaye said FHAG’s target is to expand the recycling skills training beyond West Coast Region to all the women countrywide for every woman to benefit from it. “This will as well keep our community and environment clean,” she noted.
She finally thanked the training instructor for a job well done.
All the participants shared similar opinions and thanked FHAG for according them the opportunity.
Author: by Yunus S Saliu