Curtains on international youth gathering

Korean youths perform a dance item for youths during the International Youth Forum World Camp. Picture: SUPPLIED/MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

YOUTHS and adults can develop resilience and mental toughness as ingredients for a successful and sustainable life.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, during his closing remarks at the International Youth Forum World Camp 2018 event in Suva earlier this month.
“The onus is on us to define how we can effectively collaborate to address and develop positive mind-set, resilience and mental toughness,” Mr Tuitubou said.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports provides and promotes physical activity to the community through the ministry’s statutory body namely the Fiji National Sports Commission.
“The Fiji National Sports Commission has eight programs outreach to communities within the allocated geographical area of operation.”
The practice was to target villages and settlements in one visit where one village would be the venue and host of those programs.
The programs includes sports outreach, train the trainers, kids in communities, educating the educators, wellness program, inclusive programs, community assistance and follow-ups.
“Priority of target area is fi rst given to those areas where there are a high record number of non-communicable diseases,” he said.
“The Fiji National Sports Commission proposition for train the trainers program is already showing signs of success.
“Numerous community and local based trainings have been organised to assist sportsmen and sportswomen propel in sports.”
He said to be positive influence on others youths needed to stay positive.
“Positive thinking offers compounding returns, so as you stay positive, you can only achieve greater benefi ts,” he said.
“I again commend International Youth Forum and their contributions toward creating and affirming ‘positive thinking’ through their mind lectures, life skills program and the entertainment you provided during the World Camp.”

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