Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population.
The active engagement of youth in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving inclusive and stable societies.
As we celebrate World Youth Skills Day today, we reflect on how important it is to ensure that #FijianYouth are provided with proper training in a wide range of skills which will prepare them for the future.
We have always put great effort into empowering our youth, in the form of providing them with free education and free bus fare to travel to school to get an education.
We also have training centres and specially crafted programs aimed at empowering youth who have dropped out of school to ensure they get an equal chance at education as their peers who completed school.
We continue to award grants to well-deserving youth who have the potential to improve their lives, the lives of their communities and eventually the economy of #Fiji.
Your Government will continue to educate youth and believe in them, to empower them to go after their dreams because today’s youth are leaders of tomorrow.