MORE foreign investment, avenues for income generation and active awareness can help reduce the increasing rate of unemployment.
These things, among others, a group of youths in Vanua Levu believe, will lead to the drop in the crime rate, child abuse and labour and also boost economic activities.
The ideas will be among other submissions they have prepared to be presented to the Constitution Commission next month.
Speaking at a two-day civic education training organised by the Citizens Constitutional Forum Ltd (CCF) on Friday, Peni Rakanace said people should not depend on government for assistance all the time.
He said they should instead take the first step to make use of available land and resources for sources of income.
"Not everyone can get a white collar job, thus it's imperative to identify other ways like farming to earn money," Mr Rakanace said.
"When there is not enough employment opportunities, people resort to prostitution, criminal activities like cultivating marijuana and theft to look for money as the cost of living is high nowadays."
Mr Rakanace said it was also important for people to share their resources.
"The iTaukei people can share their land to their Fijian of Indian descent brothers and sisters to farm on and this way they can generate income for themselves.
"Such practices can also reduce poverty in the country," he said.
"People should change their mind-sets on how they look at things and believe that goals can be achieved once we set our minds to it."
CCF program manager Rodney Yee said all the submissions received from the participants would be presented to the commission.
Mr Yee said the participants could also present their submissions when the commission arrived in the North next month.