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Let’s Help Our Youths Get Educated And Prepare Them For Leadership

International Youth Day is celebrated today. Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy says this year we are observing this important date with the theme “The Road to 2030:
12 Aug 2016 12:10
Let’s Help Our Youths Get Educated And Prepare Them For Leadership
Editorial

International Youth Day is celebrated today.

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy says this year we are observing this important date with the theme “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

This day is marked in collaboration with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which focuses on the role that youths play in eliminating poverty and working towards sustainable development through their actions on production and consumption.

Mr Reddy acknowledges all youths of Fiji who are central to our growth and development. “The Bainimarama Government has relentlessly poured majority of its investments in providing quality education to all children in Fiji. We at the same time have rooted out some deep constraints which had conditioned the previous education system.

“Now we are offering students a diverse range of opportunities to educate and train themselves. We believe that investment in education is investment for a prosperous future Fiji.”

Youths are the future of this nation. They are a valuable resource that needs to be developed and protected. They are our nation’s wealth.

It is heartening to notice the massive efforts by the Government that are going in to create opportunities and hope for them through a knowledge-based society.

Education empowers our youth to rise above the constraints of differences of  religion and ethnicity and make decisions that are based on merit and benefit all Fijians.

It means that everyone, irrespective of their race or religion, will be given a fair go to develop to their full potential. It starts from children just beginning school to the highest echelons of the learning institutions.

This week has been a busy week for our children. Apart from the rugby, netball and cricket championships, today, across many schools, our children are sitting for their internal exams. They are a prelude to the external exams later.

The reforms and initiatives introduced by the Ministry of Education are making a major difference in the lives of our young people.

They are helping our children understand that sustainable development is a global movement.

The removal of barriers that inhibit the educational progress of children through the free school fees and free bus fare is a master stroke to help our young people and their families.

No family can now complain that it cannot send a child to school because it can’t afford it.

Other initiatives carried out by the Ministry of Youth and Sport have all helped to develop our youths including those in the rural areas.

To make this day more meaningful we should all review our efforts and re-commit ourselves to support efforts to help our youths.

They are our future leaders.

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