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Fijians Chosen For London Meeting

Three Fijians will attend the Commonwealth Youth Fo­rum (CYF) from next Mon­day to Wednesday (April 16-18) in London. Herleen Emily Kumar and Tomasi Vakausausa were selected by the Ministry of
14 Apr 2018 11:00
Fijians Chosen For London Meeting
Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou.

Three Fijians will attend the Commonwealth Youth Fo­rum (CYF) from next Mon­day to Wednesday (April 16-18) in London.

Herleen Emily Kumar and Tomasi Vakausausa were selected by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to represent the Fijian youth popu­lation, while Hilda Vukikomoala, was nominated by the Pacific Youth Council (PYF).

They will represent the voices of youths in the Pacific region.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou encouraged the three representatives to make the most of the opportunity.

“The Commonwealth Youth Fo­rum provides an opportunity for young people of the Common­wealth to build cross-cultural con­nections and networks,” he said.

 

“The forum provides around 500 youth leaders from across the Com­monwealth an opening to discuss on challenges faced by young peo­ple and agree on youth-led initia­tives to influence decision makers and ensure young people have a voice in the future.”

The 2018 Youth Forum’s theme of “Powering Our Common Future” reflects the CHOGM theme of “To­wards a Common Future” and il­lustrates the powerful potential of young people across the Com­monwealth in devising solutions to complex global challenges as well as their ability to submit meaning­ful recommendations to the Heads of Government meeting.

Ms Kumar said she was happy to represent Fiji at the CYF.

“It is an honour and privilege for me. I hope to make my country proud and would like to thank the Ministry of Youth and Sports for selecting me,” she said.

The Forum will include opportu­nities for plenary discussions and action planning breakout sessions, focused around CHOGM’s four themes: prosperity, security, sus­tainability and fairness.

Source: DEPTFO

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