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October 25, 2020

Bold Proposal: National Youth Development Institute

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The organization withthe job to mobilise and turn youth into useful force towards progress has made a bold proposal.

The National Youth Commission wants to establish a National Youth DevelopmentInstitute.

Acting Commissioner, Norit Luio announced that this will force development model to havethe future generation become contributors and not destroyers.

The spotlight on law and order problems inthe country has also extended to issues confrontingthe Youths in PNG Fromthe 2000 census -the current population for youths betweenthe ages of 10 to 29 yrs stands at little over 3 million today.

The National Youth Commission addressed all issues from unemployment to alcohol and drug abuse – asthey delivered a near complete proposal for a National Youth DevelopmentInstitute, to be built inthe capital city with Youth Friendly centres aroundthe nation.

Sitting atthe presentation, representatives fromthe Health DepartmentoMilitary, Sport,World Bank and ther groups were all ears as Acting Commissioner Norit Luio appealed for all youth service providers, stakeholders and donor agencies to unite as an alliance.

Delivering this proposal was Larry Samstock from SGL Consulting group. He revealedtheir goal of producing lLeadersfrom all twenty two provinces and eighty nine districts. He also stated that whiletheInstitute would need initial funding fromthe governmentoit would follow a self-sufficient financial model, being able to run itself after 6 years from construction.

The National Youth Commission andthe SGL group were open and eager to receive responses fromthe qualiflied audience atthe presentation – determined that this is an investment on youths, for the future oPNG.


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