As we enter a new year, I find myself compelled to reflect on the journey through the year 2023. The past 365 days have been quite an experience, each phase contributing to my personal and professional life. It’s time to pause and playback the previous year and note down what worked and what didn’t. This actually helps me to spot out mistakes I have made and learn from them rather than repeat them.
Join me as I revisit the milestones that shaped my 2023. I hope it inspires you!
The “Teaching Girls Lifetime Digital Skills” training programme was an initiative of TECH4ALL GAMBIA ORGANISATION with the intention of providing young girls the opportunity to delve into male-dominated fields in technology. It was a 5-month training programme in collaboration with Skills.GM Digital Skills Hub, SMART PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE and the US Embassy, Banjul. I was able to tutor and coach 25 students, in Video Editing and Graphic Design.
Approximately 50% of the girls who participated in the multimedia training have either significantly improved their existing skills to enhance productivity at work or secured a job or internship. Additionally, two girls from the Web Development section are currently undertaking internship at my company.
Below are websites and videos I have built last year.
Commercial for Raslan Appliances Store
Commercial for Gamjobs
Video Content for Discover Gambia LTD
These videos below were created in collaboration with Discover Gambia’s content creator Bailo Dambelleh.
In late August, my team and I initiated the development of an online registration system named Academia Portal. The web app is currently undergoing a pilot phase at Nusrat Senior Secondary School Private WASSCE Syndicate studies. The web app was initially deployed on November 6th for the application process for Nusrat’s Private WASSCE study classes.
Academia Portal is an use-friendly online registration web app for study centers and midsize schools. To access the portal, users must acquire a token/pin through purchase. This innovative approach allows study centers and midsize schools to generate revenue by selling tokens instead of traditional printed forms, reducing printing costs. Furthermore, it enables them to maintain a well-organised database of all their students. Additional features are anticipated to be incorporated into the portal in the near future.
My Software Developer intern, Ebrima O. Touray at Faalen Technologies, was the heart of this project. A Science graduate from Nusrat Senior Secondary School in 2021, Ebrima played a pivotal role in its development.
A milestone achievement for our Skills.GM project for being awarded as the Innovative ICT Product of the year 2023 by the Information Technology Association of The Gambia (ITAG).
Skills.GM is an innovative online platform that connects skilled workers with clients seeking their services. Our platform aims to be the go-to solution for individuals and businesses looking to hire skilled professionals in various fields, including web development, design, writing, carpentry, plumbing, and more. By offering a seamless and efficient marketplace, we facilitate the exchange of talent and expertise, fostering economic growth and opportunities for skilled workers and clients alike.
Mobile app for Skills.GM will soon be available on Google PlayStore and Apple App Store.
Had some fun with family, friends and co-workers.
Nothing comes easy in life. Work smart and hard, and never forget to plan for the future while you’re living in today’s life. If you fail to plan, you are planning for failure. And success is where preparation meets opportunity. Be prepared!
Thanks for reading through this post. Wishing you a blessed NEW YEAR ahead.