The Solomon Islands Youth for Changeteam (SIYCteam) acknowledges the NCRA government for a positive response to the call made by the team by converting the former CYP Centre into a National Youth Development Centre.
SIYCteam learnt that a concept paper was submitted to the cabinet and was revealed by the Honorable Minister of the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs in his keynote remark during the closing of the CYP Centre on 27th March 2014, hosted by the Ministry that the Cabinet has approved the concept paper submitted without hesitation for the establishment of Solomon Islands Centre of Excellence for Youth Development (SICEYD) at the former CYP Centre at Low Panatina Campus.
Elwin Taloimatakwa team leader of the group said the approval of the concept paper is welcoming news and a wise decision made by the cabinet for the advancement of youth development in the country.
“The political will by the cabinet led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to pass this paper through, reflects a government who recognizes investing in the generation for the advancement of socio-economic development.
“Solomon Islands Youth for Changeteam urge the responsible authorities and officers concerned to facilitate further the development of this establishment forward as it is timely and urgent to do so, whilst the NCRA government is still in position to continually render support for this development. We need to strike the iron while it is still hot.
“We believe that the formation of the next government in 2015 will see the importance of this development and will continue the support towards its existence.
“Youths of today are leaders for today. This establishment will be an additional mechanism that will help to enable, ensure and empower the generation to become leaders for today. It’s time that we learn to breed more leaders to take leadership roles in all levels of the community.
“This nation needs ethical leaders who can make decisions according to the will of the people under good governance practices for development. Count on the establishment of Solomon Islands Centre of Excellence for Youth Development (SICEYD) which it has the potential to materialize this aspiration,” he said.