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The Youth Empowerment Project launches a poetry challenge to spread information on COVID 19ITC
NEWS | 14 April 2020

The Youth Empowerment Project launches a poetry challenge to spread information on COVID-19

The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), implemented in The Gambia, is a programme that aims to tackle the root causes of irregular migration by increasing the chances of young people to find a job opportunity and to make an income in their own land.

Through the project, the Gambian youth acquires...

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NEWS | 20 March 2020

Malian singer Oumou Sangare makes use of textiles created through the Ethical Fashion Initiative programme in her new clip "Been"

In her new music clip “Been”, the internationally renowned Malian singer Oumou Sangare sends a message of peace, translated as “bin” in Bambara language.  

It is difficult not to call attention to the stylish and elegant design of the costumes worn by the female and male models. Richly decorated...

Absa Jallow recounts her migrant returnee experiences and expresses hope for better futureITC
NEWS | 22 November 2019

Absa Jallow recounts her migrant returnee experiences and expresses hope for better future

As of 31 August 2019, 4,290 Gambians have been assisted to voluntarily return home under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration since the start of 2017. Over 70 per cent of these individuals were returned just from Libya, with another 25 per cent coming home from Niger....

Jerreh, a migrant returnee turned technician      ITC
NEWS | 20 November 2019

Jerreh, a migrant returnee turned technician

24 year old Jerreh Cham hails from The Gambia’s west coast settlement of Sukuta – about 13 kilometers away from the capital, Banjul. In June 2016, he left the country for Europe on his way to Libya, after passing the West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE). Jerreh thought that...