BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THIRTEEN community youth groups in Honiara held an inter-youth sport fun day coinciding with the Queen’s Birthday last week.
The Day was organised by five community youth leaders who completed the facilitators training held at the Ginger Beach Retreat recently.
With the theme, “Knowing Yourself”, it convened officers of the HCC Youth and Sports Division, Honiara Youth Council, MWYCFA and New Zealand through Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme.
It was hosted with an objective to put into practice their gained knowledge and skills acquired from the training particularly hosting a youth event.
Youth leaders also aim to unite and interact young people from different communities through a variety of outdoor sport activities and teach youths to respect and take ownership of Honiara.
Speaking for the five youth leaders, Mr Duddley Tauwauri from the Bethlehem Chapel Youth Group said young people really had fun and met and interacted with youths from other places.
Tauwauri on behalf of the youth groups thanked the HCC-Youth, Sports and Women Division, HYC, MWYCFA and New Zealand through Solomon Islands Policing Support Programme for its continuous support.
HCC’s Sports Development Officer, Mr Nelson Kabitana said such activities will support to empower young people in sports and youth development in Honiara.
He said involving youths through sport in a fun way will motivate young people to stay away from social issues and support sports development in Honiara.
With the event, Kabitana said he was excited and pledged support in any future sport activities.
HCC-YSWD, HYC and Community Youth Groups plan to make such event annually for the Queen’s Birthday.
Sports played included futsal, volley ball, table tennis and tug-of-war for both boys and girls.