Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou says the ministry ensures that the Non-Formal Education programs address poverty alleviation through education so that youths can become critical thinkers to raise their living standards.
While opening the Fiji Council of Non-Formal Education today, Tuitubou said that the program has proved very successful for many under-privileged youths.
He says youths that have graduated from training centres such as the National Youth Band and other training centres have found permanent employment with the Defence Force, the Tourism and Hospitality industry and renowned construction companies.
Tuitubou adds that there was one such case where a young woman that was a youth leader in Navosa participated in one of the programs and went on to pursue a Masters at the Alafua USP campus in Samoa.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is currently working with Fiji Higher Education Commission to review youth training centre manuals to ensure that they are adequately equipped to deliver accredited training.
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