Dealing with the unforeseen challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on people across the world.

Even through these unprecedented times, Fijians proved remarkably resilient and adapted to the new normal world we now live in.

The Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala has acknowledged youth members of Vatunareba for their resilience in adapting quickly to the change in scenario and focusing on farming as it is our assets.

At the launching of Vatunareba Youth Farm Project in Yalobi, Yasawa today, Minister Bala highlighted that Fijians must accept that these are difficult times due to the pandemic but we have to cooperate to get through it together.

“I commend your resilience in quickly adapting to the change in scenario and focusing on farming as that is our asset. We are happy to be part of your development in your new direction.

“The need of the hour is to think out of the box solutions and adapt lifestyle models and work culture that suits you and that is why my Ministry is encouraging youth clubs to utilise unused land for agricultural purposes.

The Minister also commended the landowners of Yalobi who gave 15 acres of their land for the youth group to utilise.

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