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.
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
Literacy & Secretarial Course
Here they learn typing, secretarial duties and general
& French Language
Basic literacy training.
& 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
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
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