The Ministry of Youth & Sports organised and sponsored Fiji National Youth Conference part of Governments initiative to bring together outstanding youths around the country to build leadership skills, discuss critical youth issues and challenges facing young people today through dialogue, having an open mind, integration and collaboration.
Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Maritino Nemani said the approach to the 2019 Fiji National Youth Conference is different.
“The focus is partnership, this means that we as the lead Ministry recognises the importance of respective local and regional institutions, international agencies and stakeholders and will work collaboratively,” Nemani said.
“Youths around Fiji today face many challenges but they are not insurmountable,” Nemani further said.
Reiterating his earlier message to youths ahead of the 2019 Fiji National Youth Conference next month Nemani said youths can overcome challenges and by working together can guarantee it.
“We can overcome the challenges our young people are facing if we work together and redouble our efforts to guarantee that all young people across the nation have the knowledge, skills and opportunities to reach their fullest potential,” said the Permanent Secretary.
Elaborating more Nemani said that school dropouts, sexual assaults, physical and cyber bullying, thefts, drugs and youths actively roaming our urban centres are some of these challenges.