Yama secures partnership with the Philippines

Governor Peter Yama aims to offer competency-based training in Madang.

He has recently returned from the province of Batangas in the Philippines, seeking partners to build a school in Madang that offers this type of training for youth in his province.

Yama believes that the arrangement would be of strategic benefit to Madang Province and the Madang Provincial Government.

He said this partnership would also be an intervention to rid unemployed but indigenous youths from the streets of Madang, which in turn will decrease the strain on the law and justice sector.

He added that youths were not born to be criminals; our current system of education has failed them, which resulted in them ending up on the streets.

Yama said the school will be run using Christian principles and revolve around the word of God not only to equip the youth with practical knowledge and skills but also to rehabilitate and give them hope.

He reiterated that religion is of the utmost importance and a church will be built on the school grounds.

A requirement at the school will be mandatory days of worship regardless of their religion.

Governor Yama, whilst in Batangas, also took the opportunity to meet and hold talks with the Governor for the Province, Hermilando I Mandanas.

Freddy Mou