THE winner of the 2013 LICI Western Division Dynamic Youth of the Year, Ratu Viliame Naulivou, believes that if the soul of the youth is positive, they would be able to achieve anything.
While accepting his award on Friday night, Ratu Viliame encouraged youth groups from across the Western Division to be more active in making their communities a better place.
"It's not by might, nor by power but by the spirit of the youth," he said.
"When we commit ourselves in the work that we do for our communities, we should not think about the rewards that come after but we should be thinking about the benefits that we are bringing for the people that we care about and those that we live near."
He said young people should make themselves available for community work.
"Make yourself available, even if you don't get paid, be ready to work for your community and leaders because in the end you will be satisfied by the results that come out of the work that you do with them."
President of the Natokowaqa Youth Club, Naulivou assisted in the building of a volleyball court at the Lautoka suburb which has been long regarded as a crime-prone area.
However, with the assistance of the Lautoka City Council and the Australian High Commission, the youth club has become heavily involved in hosting annual sports events at Natokowaqa as a means to keep their young people occupied.
Of his award, Ratu Viliame dedicated the trophy to mothers and their efforts to give their children a good future.