Solomon Youth to join Japanese cruise
12 young people from Solomon Islands will participate in a cruise under the ‘Ship for World Youth’ program.
The event is organised by the Government of Japan and invites eligible Solomon Islanders from ages 18 to 30 to represent the country.
It aims to broaden the global view of youth and promote mutual understanding and friendship between participating countries.
It also aims to cultivate international cooperation and competence, to practice this cooperation at the international level, and to foster youths with the capability to show leadership in various areas of society.
Ruth Amos from Youth@Work is one of the lucky twelve.
“I am grateful for the opportunity. Japan is a very developed country, and growing in its technology and infrastructure development
“I am looking forward to experiencing things moving at a faster pace there compared to the laid back way of doing things here in the islands.”
Ms. Amos said she wants to study the different entrepreneurship environment she will be exposed to during the trip.
Entrepreneurship she says, is one of the two main aspects under the Youth@Work Program.
“We need to create jobs for our young people in the country. I hope to come back with ideas to help.”
The cruise will begin in the second week of January next year to the first week of March.
Countries participating in the program include Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Solomon Islands.
By: Kikiva Tuni