Govt committed to the development of Fiji’s young leaders

Participants at the 6th Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference today at GPH. Picture: VISHAAL KUMAR

THE Fijian Government has a strong belief that youths can bring about positive social changes in communities.

This was the message by the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Alipata Nagata while speaking at the opening of the 6th Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference at the Grand Pacific Hotel (GPH) this morning.

Mr Nagata said Government had strong commitment to the development of young leaders in the country.

” Through the Ministry of Youth and Sports we have continuously provided support to our young people who have attended international conferences and trainings which we believe will contribute to sustaining our ongoing development and democracy,” Mr Nagata said.

“This conference is an opportunity provided to you-the young leaders of the Pacific to be part of something great, to have a voice and most importantly to make a difference through your positive contributions in your respective countries.

“Become agents of change, become people who do things, change the paradigm, make your communities better and ultimately you will make our Pacific better.”

He challenged the participants to advocate for change and volunteer their time, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to stimulate the quality of life in your community, or find ways to positively influence individuals, organizations and issues and contribute to the common good of your communities.

The four day conference concludes this Saturday.

More than 40 participates from 20 pacific countries are attending the event.

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