This was one of the very first opportunities for provincial youth presidents meet with the Minister and discuss matters relating to young people and also set aside youth councils action agendas to achieve them.
“It’s time for youth talk and a meeting called by the Minister himself is a starter indication to get things positively working out for the council as well as also identify where youth development should be thriving towards in the coming years,” said Mr Ruben.
He said young leaders should be driving conversations forward with support from their leaders and everyone else. They should be seen as ambassadors to their own communities and builders for themselves in making a difference.
“More focus will be on youth development this time,” the VNYC President said.
“Therefore, I am calling an all young people to be more proactive in all areas to help drive youth development forward. My priority agenda for the council is to ensure that all young people must be registered within the council to be recognized as active individual youth or organisation/association.”
Mr Ruben was accompanied by the Provincial Youth Presidents: Mr Amond Lulupale (SANMA); Mr. Obed Kalnagis (SHEFA); Mr Keith Gama (PENAMA) and Ms Hellen Aru (Acting President of Luganville Municipal Youth Council).
Photo supplied Caption: Youth presidents with Minister Fracois Chani in Port Vila