60 graduates in Social work, Literacy, Catering , Craft and Sewing.
After months of studies couple with the Covid -19 pandemic , on March the 31st 60 students from various field of studies ( Social Work, Literacy and Numeracy, Catering and Hotel Management, Sewing and Crafting), graduated from the SOS Children’s Villages Regional Mother and Adult Training Center – RMATC.
Since its inception, this is the 14th graduation ceremony held at the center and the first since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic
The ceremony was attended by the National Director SOS Children’s Villages in The Gambia Jean Pierre Kouamin, Chairperson of the Academic Board Mr. .Bah , The High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Officials from the security sector , Chief Metro of the Edward Francise Small Teaching Hospital, parents and other invited guest.
Lamin’s father worked as a local gardener at the SOS Regional Mother/Adult Training Centre.
He was trained on small scale business management before he benefited from financial support of the programme Given this support system,
Lamin was able to complete his secondary education & successfully complete a Social Work Certificate Program is engaged at the FSP Bakoteh on voluntary service.
Lamin now advises children and youths in SOS facilities
Oumie Saidy’s parents were so poor that she would have sell at the market and often miss classes. She attended certificate and diploma programme at SOS RMATC and gained good from good counselling. Upon graduating in 2018, Oumie got a well paid job at the Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations, a key Unit of the Truth, Reparations and Reconciliation Commission. Oumie is now the breadwinner of her family. In fact, she has recently sent her younger siblings back to school and her parents are happy about the success of their daughter Oumie.