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Youth Club Aimed At Building Youth Character

Fiji Sun regular letter contributor and Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College head girl has got together a group of students to form a youth group to empower them. Herleen Emily
11 May 2017 11:00
Youth Club Aimed At Building Youth Character
Nadi youth club. Photo:

Fiji Sun regular letter contributor and Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College head girl has got together a group of students to form a youth group to empower them.

Herleen Emily Kumar, founder and president of Nadi Youth Club (NYC), said the group conducts community services and want to show humanity.

“People in this world have become so engrossed in their own life that they have forgotten about the rest.

“I mean humanity can be in many form, but it should all come from within you,” Herleen said.

“The message we wish to put forward to all the youths is to never stop striving for what you believe in.

“We all may not be the same, but together we can make Fiji beautiful.

“I strongly believe that if we need to improve our future we have to empower the youths of today.

“These are the people who will occupy good positions in the future and they must be prepared for it so that they make better decisions for the people of this country.”

Herleen was inspired by her mother to form the club.

“In this era where youths are associated with many issues, this was an icing on the cake. We want to empower them to prepare themselves for the future,” she said.

The club has 15 members so far between the ages 17 to 20.

“We started off our first service work at St Minas Home (orphanage). We had no equipment except the minor ones so we had to go with more menpower,” Herleen said.

“The club organises soli every two weeks where members give any amount they wish. We are currently looking for sponsors.”

Majority of the members are students of SSKMC.

The club is registered under the Ministry of Youth and Sports.



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