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Pact To Benefit More Rural Youths: Burchell

More youths especially those in rural and maritime areas will benefit from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  signed between the Ministry for Education, Heritage and Arts and the Ministry for
29 Apr 2017 17:16
Pact To Benefit More Rural Youths: Burchell
Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts Iowane Tiko (sitting, left), and Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Alison Burchell at the signing of the MOU. Photo: Ministry of Youth and Sports

More youths especially those in rural and maritime areas will benefit from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  signed between the Ministry for Education, Heritage and Arts and the Ministry for Youth and Sports.

The two ministries signed the MOU on Wednesday to formalise the partnership between the Ministry and Youth and Sports and Technical College of Fiji as accredited training provider for Fijian youths.

Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Alison Burchell, said: “This MOU between the two Ministries will ensure youths acquire accredited training and receive certificates of competence that can contribute more to their future development.

“Youths through our co-operation with the Technical College of Fiji will have more options to choose from,” said Ms Burchell.

“It is important for young people to be provided more choices for their future.”

Ms Burchell said that recently the Youth and Sports Ministry and Technical College had facilitated six training courses together in the community setting.

“We hope to work together more often towards breaking the gender stereotypes and perceptions that commonly exist in Fiji and include more young women in our rural training,” said Ms Burchell.

Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts, Iowane Tiko said: “This MOU will expedite both ministries’ commitment to reach out and provide access to education, to youths and many more in the rural and maritime communities.”

The Technical College of Fiji is conducting training in basic carpentry for young men and women in Nailuva village in the interior of Ra this week in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

This forms part of the support being given to the communities devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston as they build back better.

 

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