Association plans new centre

National, Normal

The National, Monday December 16th, 2013

 A YOUTH development organisation has signed an agreement with the University of Technology to run a centre for leadership at its Lae campus.

The Voice Incorporated (TVI) executive director Serena Sumanop said they already have a centre at the University of Papua New Guinea.

She said it stressed the important role that tertiary institutions played in equipping the next generation of PNG leaders.

“Research shows that the norms, values and ethics tertiary institutions impart to students are the social foundation necessary for constructing healthy societies. The Centre for Leadership at UOT will be part of this process,” she said.

Acting Vice-Chancellor John Pumwa said they were happy that students could take part in these programmes.

“This is important to change young people’s attitudes and ethical values which we now see as a problem in our country,” he said.

The centres are funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Bread for the World and other partners of local youth organisation.

It aims to empower young people through its programmes to become confident individuals and to create avenues for them to contribute to their communities.