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Youth For Parliament

Juveniles could possibly be part of a youth parliament next week. The initiative is part of a comprehensive programme designed by non-governmental organisation Aspire Network. The NGO is currently working
29 Nov 2014 13:27
Youth For Parliament
Students of Bureiwai District School travelled all the way from Ra yesterday to tour Parliament. They were greeted by Education Minister Mahendra Reddy (middle). Photo: RAMA

Juveniles could possibly be part of a youth parliament next week.

The initiative is part of a comprehensive programme designed by non-governmental organisation Aspire Network.

The NGO is currently working with the Juvenile Bureau in association with the Fiji Police Force.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri hopes that the youth parliament could form an important part of rehabilitation for young juveniles.

“Yes, this is a very good initiative and we want to work with Aspire Network, “ he said.

The intiative is part of the Young Fijians Leaders Parliament Forum that focuses on mentoring young people in governance and parliamentary practices.

Both the Speaker of the House, Dr Jiko Luveni and Secretary-General Viniana Namosimalua have promised to assist the younger leaders in whatever way possible.

About 50 young Fijians are expected to be selected for the programme. It will culminate in each participant being given three minutes to address the House on December 18th.

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