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June 17, 2021
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Urban Youth Employment Project needs Support

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Youth involved in the Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) in Port Moresby want a continuation of the project.

They said the program has had huge impact to those who fail in the formal education system. Youth from all over the city have registered to be part of this program, but there is now great concern with the World Bank ending its support.

The program has had huge impact to those who have been part of it. And like many other projects, the growing interest is now being hit hard by funding woes regarding its sustainability.

EMTV visited one of the project sites yesterday outside Port Moresby.

Youths were out building a car park, footpath, and flower bed for the Bomana Demonstration Primary School.

The Contract Manager said this project is vital, and that appropriate support must be given.

This was initially the brain child of current NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

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