The training was organized by the International Trade Center (TIC) through its youth empowerment projects, Andandorr and She Trades. The training was designed to expose these future fashion entrepreneurs to a career path, giving them the opportunity to harness and exploit their talents.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Anna Wadda from the Ministry of Commerce, representing She Trade Project in The Gambia, revealed that it took some time to find a good consultant to conduct the training.

“I really hope it was very beneficial because you learned a lot, as we realized at the start of the project in terms of fashion, some things were pushed back.”

She said that when it comes to making The Gambia a fashion product, it is necessary to bring in someone who can finally work with the most starchy foods to ensure that the country’s fashion products will be in high demand. able to compete both nationally and internationally.

“We are going to do an evaluation of this training as what you are doing in the future and also some of the gaps that you have experienced in the training.”

Mamadou Diop Diallow, general manager of MO-STYLE said he was delighted to be part of the training, saying that he has led so many trainings but that the difference he has seen this time makes him happy.

He urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge gained during the training to further develop the fashion and also train other people.

Raimund A. Moser, representative of the International Trade Center (ITC) in The Gambia, said they were very happy to support such an initiative over the past four years, noting that they had invested in the International Trade Center and the youth empowerment project in different fields. .

“We looked at the design aspects and its quality, the partnership and also helped the different stakeholders in getting organized as well as the business links, because all these different things have to come together if we are to be successful as an industry in The Gambia. . “

“In The Gambia, we don’t have a problem with the market, but the problem we have is the supply of products because internationally the demand for the products is higher, but we have to make sure the step up with the quality and produce the right number of products on time ”.

Participant Rebecca Oli Jallow thanked the organizers for the foresight in organizing such an important training to equip them with the skills needed in life.

“We have gained experience in our business, particularly in cutting patterns and using materials during training.