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Fajara Skills Development Centre

Contact Address:
Fajara Skills Centre


5 Atlantic Boulevard
Fajara M Section
Banjul area
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4497151 or 9932576


The Fajara Skills Development Centre (FSDC) was founded in Gambia in 1999 and its curriculum is aimed at women, housewives and youths who, through factors beyond their control, never completed their formal education.

FSDC's aim is to expand the activities of the center by teaching courses that addresses the needs of young people and give them an opportunity for economic independence and increase their chances of fining gainful employment.

Program Courses:
Provides pupils with entrepreneurial tuition on how to start a business in Gambia, how to create a business plan, start-up capital, profit and loss accounts and customer care.

Computer Literacy & Secretarial Course
Here they learn typing, secretarial duties and general office duties.

English & French Language
Basic literacy training.

Hairdressing & beauty therapy
This course entails hair cutting, cleaning, conditioning, styling, weaving and attaching hair extensions. They also learn how to make locally produced cosmetics.

Fine Art
This course on fine art encompasses painting on canvass & paper, tie and dye techniques, batik making, designing and lettering.

Home Economics
These classes teaches the skills involved in food hygiene preparation, preservation techniques and the dangers of bacterial contamination of meals. The students also learn how to dust, clean and keep their home clean more effectively.

Health orientated classes covering nutrition, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis, HIV/Aids and gonorrhea,  simple hygiene, health and safety.

Sewing & Tailoring
This course teaches sewing and free-hand cutting with scissors.


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