Training the younger generation

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The youth participants with their certificates. Picture: MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

Living in a country that is immensely impacted by climate change, it is vital that younger generation undertake training that can help them better understand climate change effects.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports offered a disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation training to over 100 students from around Nadroga/Navosa.

The training was for five days ending on Friday, September 1.

The participants graduated with certificates at the Nasau Youth Training Centre in Sigatoka.

These youths not only learned about disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, they also went through an organic agriculture training that widened their knowledge on proper sustainable agricultural approaches.

In the one-week training, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports the youths were able to learn about disaster preparedness, climate change resilience and sustainable agriculture.

The youths as highlighted by the ministry were students from five schools within the Nadroga/Navosa province.

The training had students from Cuvu College, Andhra College, Kavanagasau College, Sigatoka Valley High School and Sigatoka Methodist High School.

The ministry said it was proud of the number, especially with majority of the participants being Year 12 and Year 13 students.

The students demonstrated enthusiasm in learning and were committed to making a difference in their communities through what they’ve learned.

“Together we are cultivating a brighter future by empowering these young minds with crucial knowledge and skills,” the ministry said.

The ministry congratulated youths on their efforts in completing their training.

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