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Legalega Youths Challenged

Legalega Youths Challenged
June 13
17:31 2015

The Legalega Youth Club of Nadi was challenged by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, to improve their livelihood in community.

The Minister was officiating during the handover of 100 steel chairs to the club, which were worth $3000 from the ministry.

The Minister said the club was a beacon of hope for the youth to follow in creating micro-enterprise (SME) projects.

“So as you receive this equipment, I wish to challenge you, to increase your income- generation through your projects,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“Continue to work with us for your benefit while at the same time uplift your community as you stride towards the future.”

He said the ministry’s commitment to the development of Fiji’s youth population was a priority.

“The club had originated from humble beginnings and I was immensely impressed with your spirit as a youth club to succeed. Legalega Youth Club in my opinion is a beacon of hope not only for youths in the Western Division but for Fiji as a whole.

“It is our hope that this timely boost will go a long way in your micro-enterprise project and that you continue to shine that light of hope to other youth clubs in the country.

He said issues brought up during consultative visits had been highlighted and were being addressed soon as possible.

“Close to 80 per cent of issues brought to our attention has been resolved by the ministry’s taskforce and handing over is symbolic of the ministry’s efforts at empowering youths.”

Club president Mohammed Ifraz Khan thanked the Ministry for taking time to note their plea for assistance to their community.

Meanwhile, the club boasts 80 members since it was established in 2006 and have taken over community projects in the Western Division mainly in Nadi.

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