Children need an empowerment tool, says Akbar

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar shares a piece of cake with a Ro Delainamako Primary School student during the launch of the Innovation Skills for Sustainability fair last Friday. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

CHILDREN need an empowerment tool to guide them and to take ownership of their future.

Fiji’s Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said parents and teachers needed to recognise children’s abilities, skills, and talents and guide them to reach their fullest potential.

She had made these comments when she opened the TEST and Enterprise Week 2019, held at Monfort Boys Town in Veisari last Friday.

“Our desire is to train students not only to gain technical but also enterprising skills, which will enable them to have a mindset of creating jobs in the future,” Ms Akbar said.

She said the Government not only valued youth development but it also prioritised the provision of the necessary empowerment tools and resources.

The theme for the TEST and Enterprise Week 2019 is ‘Innovative Skills for Sustainability’, which is aligned to the theme for the World Youth Skills Day that will be celebrated today, July 15.

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