BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
YOUTHS from the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) Korea are currently in Honiara for a three-day seminar on the spiritual mind, lectured by Pastor Seong Hun Kim.
The event was officially opened by Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Freda Tuki Soriacomua on September 4, which convened young people and other church members.
The aim of the lectures is to let youths have different mindsets and values.
Since Tuesday this week, up to today, the event has been taking place at the National Auditorium starting from 6.30pm-8pm.
Minister Tuki said it is crucial youths in Honiara must attend the seminar and listen to important topics that will bring about change to individual’s life.
Following the event Minister Tuki said SIG has stepped up to address youth issues through its newly launched National Youth Policy which partly empowered spiritually as well.
“SIG and Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs are committed to work with faith base organisations as well as IYF to foster biblical principles, and spiritual teachings that should make them good citizen of this nation,” Tuki said.
“Youths least you forget put God first in your lives and all things will be added unto you.”
She said the Ministry is looking at establishing a network with IYF in Solomon Islands with support from them to build infrastructure and provide conducive environments for youths.
IYF is a Christian Organisation that advocates on biblical principles—spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth of young people around the world.
In July this year, Minister Tuki and her Director for Women’s Division attended a similar event in Korea which coincided with the 8th Minister Youth Forum which convened Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of Youths and Education globally.
More than 4,000 youths around the world attended with aim to achieve;
- True change of life that begins from the heart
- Gain a true cohesive mind that transcends ethnicity, nationals, language and region
- And face new challenge of overcoming one’s limitation and so experience endless opportunities.