The Solomon Islands National Youth Congress, SINYC, has entered into a grant assistance agreement with the ‘Youth In Action’ program of the European Commission to tackle unemployment in the country.
The agreement is part of a global project called World Island Shake, WISh, coordinated by the Federation of Scouts of Tenerife in Spain under the European Commission.
A statement from the SINYC states the initiative has been approved, and eighty percent co-funded by “Youth in Action” program of the European Commission.
WISh aims to bring young people from Ice land, Malta, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Lucia and Canary Islands together to take part on training programs, and a study visit denominated “Participation- Creativity- Employability.
General Secretary of the National Youth Congress, Charles De Fox says, this opportunity is the first of its kind for Solomon Islands youth as the Executive Agency of the Youth in Action program in Brussels, annually approves less than 40 such projects.
Currently there are two female Solomon Islanders studying under the project in Spain and will soon return to the country this year to contribute to youth development.