By Foday Moriba Conteh – 13th August 2019
Youth and Children’s Advocacy Panel (YACAP) in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and its partners has on 12th August 2019 concluded their 2nd National Youth Summit during the International Youth Day Celebration held at the Miatta Conference Centre in Brookfields.
Speaking to this medium, Executive Director of Youth and Children’s Advocacy Panel, Sheku Foryoh, disclosed that the National Youth Summit is geared towards bringing young people together from all the 16 districts to discuss issues affecting them and find possible solutions, adding that during the summit young people from the 16 Districts had a Parliamentary debate at the House of Representatives where they put together a position paper that was presented to the Minister of Youth Affairs during the International Youth Day Celebration at the Miatta Conference Centre.
He said that the position paper looks at issues affecting young people and also proffered recommendations to Government in order to address these issues faced by young people in the country ranging from unemployment, youth marginalization etc.
Fanta Sesay, a participant applauded the Youth and Children’s Advocacy Panel (YACAP) for organizing such an event adding that through the summit she has realized her full potentials as a youth.
She disclosed that the following topics: Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Technology, Innovation, Formal Education and Technical Vocational Education were well discussed which she said have impacted her as young person.
The event was climaxed with the award of certificates to more than 500 Young People as New Generation Leadership Initiative African Youth Honourable Ambassadors.