By Muhammed Lamin Drammeh
With its strong aroma in changing and shaping UTG social students, the 17th Executive Council of the University of The Gambia Social Sciences and Humanities Students’ Association (SoSHSA) facilitated a two-day entrepreneurship training for 50 UTG students in the social sciences.
This potential life-changing two-day training happened on the 6th and 7th of March on the UTG Brikama Campus. The training was administered by trainers from YepAfrica who exposed the participants and furnish their basic entrepreneurship techniques.
Historically, this training is the first of its kind in the annals of the Association.
Speaking to the participants at the end of the training, Lamin Sanneh (Governor), a trainer from YepAfrica expressed his impression on the interest of the participants. Sanneh encourages the participants to make the best use of the knowledge gained in the two days spent on the training to effect changes in the community.
Mariama Trawally, a first-year Development Studies student and a participant in the training said that the training has revived her long-time dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the future.
” This training has rekindled the entrepreneurship desire in me. Not only does it rekindle it, but it has also empowered and furnished me with the belief, self-esteem, and techniques in either establishing my own business or inspiring someone else to.”
To Mariama, this is another shift on her entrepreneurship voyage.
The President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Students’ Association, Ismaila Jobarteh, whose foresight and leadership aptitude nurtured this training, reminded the participants of what is expected from them and reassured them of his Council’s endeavors in providing the best of services to the studies.
“From this place, we expect you to exhibit what you have learned here and become job creators in the arena of entrepreneurship. Go there and show to the whole world that social science students too can be good entrepreneurs”, Jobarteh fired the light upon the exiting participants.
Social Sciences and Humanities Students’ Association is a sub-student association in the University of The Gambia School of Arts and Sciences.