Y@W logo. Photo credit: Facebook.

Y@W logo. Photo credit: Facebook.

Two hundred and eight interns are excited about the opportunities ahead after graduating from phase seven of the Youth@Work internship program this week.

The graduation marks the end of the community service and training components of the program with most of the young interns set to complete their internship placements in the coming months.

Naomi Tangi is one of the hopeful job-seeking graduates.

The 20-year-old says the Youth@Work program has taught her a lot of new things and now she is more open to trying any opportunity thatcomes up.

Meanwhile, speaking at the graduation at the Museum auditorium, Director of Peace and Reconciliation Reuben Lilo says he has seen 208 reasons for hope.

Mr. Lilo says he sees 208 young people who decided they are not going to wait until they are invited to participate in the workforce.

Lilo encouraged youth to become agents of change and said he was confident they would transform the country.

About 1,700 youth graduated from the program so far with another 200 plus currently registered for Phase eight.

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