Fiji Time: 11:49 PM on Saturday 28 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Challenging issues

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EXCLUSION from traditional decision-making processes and financial constraints were some of the challenges highlighted by youth advocates attending an advocacy-training workshop in Nadi last week.

Citizens Constitutional Forum youth co-ordinator Alzeema Bano said the 10 participants, including two from the Central Division, belonged to different youth groups from religious and environmental circles.

"According to discussions on the challenges faced back in their groups and communities, one of it is youths' decision-making processes for the main communities, especially where the environment is concerned," Ms Bano said.

"The young people are not included in the decision-making but the consequences are faced by them, so the exclusion of youths from these issues is challenging."

Other constraints include limitations to resources and funding.

"Some of them are in schools, working part-time so for a whole group to go out and do a project is a bit difficult. And one of the other challenges faced is that education is quite expensive so for them to actually get certification in a particular community work goes back to finances."

She said while some of them had been doing community work ever since finishing high school, it did not necessarily pay their bills.

"They have mentioned that they have very supportive families that keep encouraging them because it is what they are passionate about."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 13 for Rio
  2. Manslaughter earns Lali 3 months, 21 days in prison
  3. Man jailed for raping cousin
  4. Police to beef up security at Bati ni Tanoa show
  5. Farmer walks
  6. 10 years for rapist
  7. Fiji Times Online most powerful
  8. FRA: Lack of compliance
  9. Best improved cadet
  10. TIV Sangam AGM called off amid chaos

Top Stories this Week

  1. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  2. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  7. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  8. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)
  9. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  10. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)