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MOU With Peace Corps Highly Valued, Says Tuitubou

MOU With Peace Corps Highly Valued, Says Tuitubou
Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou (right) shakes hands with US Peace Corps Fiji Country Director Dennis McMahon. Photo: Kogo Fujiki
September 28
09:39 2017

The Ministry of Youth and Sports and Peace Corps signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday to further cement the work of volunteers in Fiji.

The signing reaffirms their already established two-year partnership which currently sees over 85 volunteers working with youth across the country.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou said he highly valued the signing of the MOU and the work of Peace Corps volunteers.

“On a number of levels, the Peace Corps adds value to our workplaces. The volunteers have an extensive offer of skills to help us achieve a more active nation on one hand, and more engaged youths on the other,” he said.

“My ministry is determined to make a contribution to train young people to enable them to gain technical skills in the trades and the social skills of understanding and practising respect towards others.”

Peace Corps Fiji Country Director, Dennis McMahon described the signing of the MOU as an “investment in the future”.

“We’re very excited about this and about this partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” he said.

“Some of our volunteers work directly with ministry offices, some of them work in communities and in schools teaching life-skills education, or in communities supporting youth organisations to become more active and engaged.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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