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Changing Mindset Of Young For Future

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has set out plans to change the mindset of young people of Fiji. Minister Laisenia Tuitubou said the mindset of people could best be
06 Mar 2015 07:41
Changing Mindset Of Young  For Future

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has set out plans to change the mindset of young people of Fiji.

Minister Laisenia Tuitubou said the mindset of people could best be better moulded or shaped when they were younger.

On Wednesday night, Mr Tuitubou and a team from his ministry visited the Shree Sanatan Dharam National Youth Council headquarters in Samabula.

He said the Government’s principle of inclusiveness was to ensure the problems of the past, particularly the division of our people based on race, was not repeated to taint the future.

He said he wanted to meet with the members of the Council to see how the ministry could work with them.

“So we are here because we want to sit down with you, listen to your ideas and grievances, and see how the ministry can assist your group.

“We have programmes that you can access and utilise, but this is only possible if you are registered with the ministry,” he said.

Mr Tuitubou is visiting youth groups all over the country making sure that youths from all ethnicity and religions are visited.

Meanwhile, the council’s Nabua branch representative, Vikashni Roy, said: “Government representatives coming down and visiting us gives us a feeling of self-importance and self-worth.

“It indicates to us that we are important and what we say matter,” Mr Roy said.

Council president Shalen Kumar took the opportunity to share with the minister some of their needs and constraints.

“There is a need to have a youth officer based at our headquarters who can assist the executives in many ways,” he said.

“But for this we need funds to pay the officer, who would work hand in hand with the ministry and the Sanatan Youth Council.”

He said they also had outreach programmes, but carrying them out would be costly.

Mr Kumar said they planned to register with the ministry so they could benefit from the ministry’s programmes.

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