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Youths Advised To Utilise Training Programmes

Youth clubs in the districts of Urata and Nasavusavu were yesterday advised to fully utilise training programmes available with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. While meeting with youths from
20 May 2016 11:14
Youths Advised To Utilise Training Programmes
Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou at Nukubolu Village in Cakaudrove Province. Photo:COURTESY OF MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

Youth clubs in the districts of Urata and Nasavusavu were yesterday advised to fully utilise training programmes available with the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

While meeting with youths from the villages of Urata, Jerusalemi, Nabaci and Yaroi, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou stressed the importance of participating in the Ministry’s various empowerment programmes.

“Part of the Ministry’s functions is the development of all youths and most of our programmes are tailor-made to suit the various needs of youth clubs in order to further your plans,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“The Ministry offers training programmes to cater for specific youth issues and since most youths have dropped out of formal education, the Ministry steps in, in this regard to provide the necessary push for these youths to realise success.”

Minister Tuitubou said some youths had gone on to further their education as a direct result of undergoing numerous training programmes by the Ministry.

“I have met with a number of youths who, after participating in a few of our agricultural training programmes organised by the Ministry, have gone on to further their studies at tertiary institutions in the country.

“Even though you may have dropped out of formal education, education is never ending and you must not let this deter you if you feel you want to learn something new. Come forward to us with your training needs and we can facilitate them but please go a step further than our programmes if you can.”

Lusio Colainima, president of Sunflower youth club of Jerusalemi Village, welcomed the statements made by the Minister as it would greatly motivate idle youths to turn over a new leaf.

“The important thing for us to do first is to try to maintain a relationship with the Ministry because we sometimes fail to inform them of our activities but we will surely take up this challenge by the Minister,” Mr Colainima said.

“I will take this as a challenge to get some youths to either return to formal education through participating in the Ministry’s programmes or to fully utilize these programmes and advance our youth club.”

 

Source: DEPTFO News

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