#YouthDay On Saturday, youth all across Jamaica joined the world in celebrating International Youth Day under the theme: “Youth Building Peace”. The challenges inherent in peace building can no doubt be overcome through the opportunities to be seized by utilising the knowledge, talents, skills, creativity and positive energy of youth.
At the MOEYI we recognise this and as such we are continously working on utilising a positive youth development approach where youth are not seen as the problems to be solved and problems preventing the attainment of sustainable peace rather, youth are solutions, whose inputs and contributions will enable the realisation of the peaceful Jamaica that we all envision.
Last year we worked to strengthen our forms of Youth Participation. This year we are reintroducing the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence as a means of highlighting the positive contributions that Jamaican youth are making to nation building.
It is important that we celebrate these youth and show how young persons in a number of different fields are contributing to a peaceful Jamaica through their various endeavours.
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