BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
YOUNG people can now get connected and interact with Honiara Youth Council anywhere in Solomon Islands through its social media which was launched last week.
On Friday last week, HYC launched its Facebook page named Honiara Youth Council with a photo profile of its newly launched official logo.
Since the launch last week, the page and the logo is now in use to disseminate information about HYC’s programmes and activities.
Creating a social media platform such as Facebook, HYC see as an important avenue for engaging young people.
HYC will use its social page to disseminate information about their works, service deliveries and exchange of ideas and interaction between young people
HYC President Mr Harry James Olikwailafa said the page is really useful for young people because some of the young people will use that page to get information, get opportunities that will be uploaded to the page.
“We feel that establishing social media page is one key media platform in the context of Solomon Islands to dissemination of information to young people,” Mr Olikwailafa said.
HCC-Youth Development Officer Mrs Mary Tuhaika said the social media platform HYC create is important for young people within Honiara to know about HYC as their legal body to voice their interests.
She said majority of youths accessing the internet live in Honiara and such platform is effective for young people to get information and connected with HYC.
Mrs Tuhaika adds HYC has created a social media arena to inform and will create more awareness among young people.
Also let other organisations and young people aware that there is a youth governing body existing in Honiara, represents youths’ voices to the local and national government and advocate on issues affecting young people, she said.
Content in the HYC’s Facebook page will consist of activities and programmes HYC has done, youth opportunities locally, regionally and internationally from other firm youth organisations.
There will also be news on the country’s current affairs, feature stories about youth achievements, community programme and campaigns of young people on their issues of concern.
HYC are calling individual young people and organizations in Solomon Islands to click LIKE on their Face Book page following the link: http://www.facebook.com/Honiara-Youth-Council