DEAR EDITOR, this week in Honiara, 22 young entrepreneurs from Borderline, Green Valley and Burnscreek received their materials to start their new small-scale businesses enterprise in their communities.
Youth @Work organisation handed the youth’s materials to help them start their own businesses ranging from bicycle repairing, tailoring, furniture making, top-up agents to BBQ and food outlets and farming.
One of the youths, Greg Olitai, a young man who lives at Green said, “I am grateful that the Youth@Work programme has helped me in terms of providing business training, tools and some spare parts that will help me in improving the work that I am doing and make my business grow successfully and become sustainable.”
The 22 young people are wished success with their budding business ventures and Youth@Work thanked for the support given to the group.
Youth@Work is an initiative to tackle youth unemployment in Solomon Islands and to help youth of the Solomon’s find pathways to employment and entrepreneurship
Youth@Work is facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in partnership and supported by funding from the Queens Young Leaders Programme (UK), the Australian Government Aid Programme, the Pacific Leadership Programme and Plan International. Implementation is done in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.