Duke’s award stakeholders meet

DEIA workshop participants at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka. Picture: SUPPLIED

DEIA workshop participants at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 1:07PM FIFTY representations of organisations which will participate in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DEIA) met in Lautoka yesterday to discuss better coordination of the initiative.

A governments statement confirms the meeting participants
were school teachers, youth club leaders and officers from the Fiji Police
Force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).

“The DEIA is a graded achievement programme that equips
young people for life and work regardless of their background, culture,
physical ability, skills and interests,” the statement said.

“The workshop, facilitated by the Ministry of Youth and
Sports, was intended to create collaboration among stakeholders for better
coordination of the DEIA programme.”

Youth minister Laisenia Tuitubou asked those present to
collaborate better.

“It is also about understanding the programme for the
current Award leaders and to promote the program to non-participating school,”
Minister Tuitubou said.