Youths participate in self-development course

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The National, Tuesday, May 17, 2011

YOUTH leaders now have a better understanding of what is required of them, regional development adviser Peter Kaye said yesterday.
He made the comment as young leaders representing organisations in the National Capital District converged in Port Moresby for a day’s training workshop.
Titled the international award leader training, participants were given insights on the programmes hosted by the national youth commission.
They were trained using a programme for all young people worldwide, the international award.
“It is a self-development programme that equips youth with life skills, builds their confidence and engages them with their communities,” Kaye said.
The award targets children who need a new pathway, guidance and stewardship and who have no motivation and without any achievements.  
Representatives from schools, churches, correctional services, girl guides, settlements and non-governmental organisations attended the training.
Many participants said they would incorporate the programme with what their organisation had. 
There are four sections to the award programme:
* Service developments – a sense of community and social responsibility; 
* The adventurous journey cultivates a spirit of adventure and an understanding of the environment;
* The skills section develops culture, vocational and practical skills; and 
* Physical recreational encourages improved performance and fitness.