Miss PNG sees key option for youths

Youth & Careers

Teaching young people to create their own jobs is one way in which unemployment and poverty can be alleviated, a United Nations official says.
Miss PNG Leoshina Kariha, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) youth advocate, said youths need to be taught entrepreneurial skills that can help them create jobs for themselves.
“Young people out of school need to be creative” Kariha said.
She shared her insights after returning from the Economic and Social Council youth forum in New York.
Kariha and Kim Allen, a member of the Commonwealth youth and gender equality network, represented PNG at the forum.
Allen said 60 per cent of the population was made up of youths who have great potential to contrinute to the country.