Save the Children has signed a deal with the community of Veravaolu in northwest Guadalcanal to be part of the Youth Outreach Partnership Program (YOPP).
The memorandum of understanding(MOU) was signed last Thursday between elders and church leaders of the community with Save the Children to implement the program (YOPP).
Save the Children program manager Polly Banks said the program is aimed at engaging youths and women to involve in livelihood activities to promote healthy lifestyles and participate in decision making.
Ms Banks said this will help youths to access information to solve problems they faced in their community.
“This is to allow youths to utilise their skills, knowledge and share information in the communities”.
She appealed to community elders and church leaders to support youths and women during the course of this program.
Speaking on behalf of youths Gladyce Una said the community partnership with Save the Children marked another milestone for youths to contribute towards their sustainable livelihood.
Meanwhile Ms Una acknowledged Save the Children recognising the need to help the youths and community of Veravaolu community.
By JOY BUAOKA