BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
YOUTH Division of the Honiara City Council and Honiara Youth Council have established a solid partnership with New Zealand to build young people to become future leaders.
The New Zealand Government through the Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme have selected HCC-YD and HYC to work with community youth groups within Honiara.
Deputy Team Leader for the Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme Mr George Fa’alogo said their participation with the HCC-YD and HYC was to have young people become nation builders and leaders of the country.
“Our ultimate goal of this programme is to have young people become nation builder and leaders of the country, we realise to build leaders will take a time.
“We also aim to plant a seed with these current group of young leaders so that they can go on to be leaders in the community and leaders in whatever area they choose to specialise in—weather in sports, work, community and church.”
He explained they are part of the Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme from the New Zealand.
He add such programme is a partnership created between the Solomon Islands Government and New Zealand Government to support RSIPF to operationalise the crime prevention strategy.
One of the drivers of the crime prevention strategy is the issue affecting young people which they have chosen the HCC-YD and HYC because they already worked with young people.
In their mission, Fa’alogo said they have a number of specialists in its mission to work with young people internationally which including Solomon Islands.
To work with young people, Fa’alogo said they target to increase capability Solomon Islands police officers to work with young people because young people are the future leaders of Solomon Islands.
Youth Development Division of the Honiara City Council is thrilled to work with the New Zealand Government through its programme which will support youth development programme in Honiara.
On Monday, they convened at the Ginger Beach Retreat to train youth leaders in Honiara to be equipped in facilitating.
It was funded by the New Zealand Government through the Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme and facilitated by the HCC-YD and HYC.