Youth leaders and Sunday school teachers of Keava region in the Anglican Diocese of Malaita ended five-day training at Auki, Friday.
The training was designed to equip participants to be effective in their leadership roles.
Keava regional youth coordinator Alice Teioli said many social problems happening in the community today are caused by youths.
“This training was aimed at equipping our youth and Sunday school teachers help youths to deal with the pressing problems they face daily,” Teioli said.
She said the church must not turn a blind eye to the problem.
“Problems affecting our youths today and problems the churches need to seriously look into and address.
“We cannot ignore them because it will be to the detriment of our young people if we choose to do so,” Teioli pointed out.
She said Sunday schools, which are nurseries of the church, need to play an active role in shaping and raising young people to become good citizens.
Teioli thanked the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for conducting the training and the Ministry of Women, Youth, and Children’s Affairs for funding it.
By GEORGE MANFORD