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Training Officer

Essa Janko holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Higher Teachers’ Certificate, establishing a solid foundation for his career in education. With over eight years of teaching experience, he has demonstrated a profound commitment to nurturing young minds and fostering a love for learning. Beyond the classroom, Essa’s versatile skills have led him to explore various avenues of literary work and expression. He has served as a producer and presenter in media, particularly on radio, engaging audiences with insightful discussions and content. Additionally, he has showcased his writing prowess as a freelance writer, contributing thought-provoking stories on a wide range of topics. In 2019, he was part of the Voices for Gambia’s Youth project, a collaborative initiative by DW Akademie is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Gambian media partners. The project aimed to give young people across the country a voice, highlighting Essa’s dedication to empowering youth and amplifying their voices. Passionate about both learning and sharing knowledge, Essa embodies a lifelong learner’s spirit, continually seeking new opportunities to expand his expertise and inspire others. He is also a co-founder of Writers-Clinic Gambia, a non-profit youth association aimed at improving writing and promoting creativity among young people. His dedication to education and creativity makes him a valuable asset in any endeavor aimed at empowering individuals and communities through knowledge and understanding.