Gambia (pop. 1.8M) is a youthful population with more than 75% under 35 years. Youth unemployment is estimated to be greater than 60%. With such a high unemployment rate, it is important to encourage and inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. Startup Incubator Gambia support young people to establish viable and long-term business ventures.
The key objectives of this project are,
To reduce the rapid urban drift. The majority (at least 60%) of Gambians live in the rural communities. Encourage young urban dwellers to become self-employed and subsequently create employment for least fortunate ones. To teach youth to appreciate success and embrace role models for them and others to look up to.