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Indonesia Invites Young Fijians

Government’s efforts to promote, develop and improve the lives of young Fijians received a boost on Monday with an invitation from Indonesia. A delegation from the Ministry of Youth and
20 May 2015 09:38
Indonesia Invites Young Fijians
The Fiji-Indonesia Joint Technical Working Group during their meeting group. Photo: Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Government’s efforts to promote, develop and improve the lives of young Fijians received a boost on Monday with an invitation from Indonesia.

A delegation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Indonesian which left yesterday after a two-day visit held meetings with their Fijian counterparts.

They discussed the execution of agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two bodies in Jakarta last year for co-operation in the field of youth and sports development.

It included an invitation by Indonesia for a training stint for some Fijian ministry staff to learn youth development programmes.

Indonesian youth ministry Deputy Minister for Harmonisation and Partnership, Mirhan Tabrani said the meetings were successful.

“We are very pleased. From the Indonesian side, we could implement three points; the attaching of the staff from Fiji to our ministry in Jakarta to learn about youth entrepreneurship programmes and implement it in Fiji, the development of rugby in Indonesia which is a very good one and a Youth Scout Jamboree in Jakarta to be attended by youths from Fiji,” Mr Tabrani said. The team from Indonesia included three Indonesian martial artists who conducted exhibitions at the Republic of the Fiji Military Force’s Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua and the Fiji Police Force, Nasova Academy in Suva for police and corrections officers.

Two badminton coaches were also part of the team – one of which was former world badminton men’s double champion, Luluk Hadiyano who will be holding badminton coaching clinics at the Yat Sen Hall starting today.

The Permanent Secretary for Youth and sports, Josefa Sania said they were encouraged to see their counterparts came in big numbers.

Youth Development

The Fijian Ministry of Youth and Sports is trying its best to establish projects and initiatives to improve livelihoods of young people.

The ministry’s senior youth officer, Phillip Heneriko said one of their aims was to train young people to become entrepreneurs.

His comment followed the meeting with their Indonesian counterparts.

“One of our proposed areas of co-operation is staff capacity building and attachment on youth entrepreneurship,” Mr. Heneriko said.

“We would like to see our young people become entrepreneurial.”

He said part of the ministry’s strategic development plan from 2015 to 2018 included the establishment of training centres in Fijian provinces.

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