Awards to recognise teen heroes

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The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

Presenters and producers from a youth radio station have been taking to the streets to encourage communities to nominate their ‘teen heroes’.
The Tribe 92FM team was at Ela Beach in Port Moresby last week trying to reach out to parents of potential ‘teen hero’ nominees before the entries closed at the end of this week.
The team handed out nomination forms to the crowd while the Yoga For Life group showed their acrobatic skills at the Ela Beach amphitheatre.
“We want to have as many teen heroes as possible nominated by July 22 so that these young people can get the recognition they deserve,” Tribe 92FM executive producer William Gorogo said.
The Tribe FM team said their focus was now on encouraging people to bring in the nomination forms to their nearest NBC provincial branch by the end of this week to ensure that winners were selected and announced as planned.
The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday to mark Tribe FM’s first year of operation and will collaborate with the International Youth Day celebrations at Sir John Guise Stadium.
The awards will recognise seven teen heroes in the categories of health and welfare, disability, community, music and arts, business and innovation, education, and sport.
Producer/presenter Solomon Solly Jerram said that as a teenager himself, he recognised just how important an event like this could be to the youth of PNG.
“The awards is an initiative to recognise young people throughout the nation,” Jerram said.