Second chance for youths

21 youths from Misima have been given an opportunity to get a second chance in life.

The young men have been selected as part of a two-month heavy equipment operator training program with MAPEX Training Institute.

Samarai-Murua MP, Isi Leonard Henry, announced the program adding that he wanted to help these troubled youths get an opportunity to change their lives.

The Member outlined that this program is different from the usual scholarship that he has in his electorate.

The youths that he selected were deemed outcasts and troublemakers in the area.

Most of them, the Member says, were involved in petty crimes, drugs and homebrew related offences.

Meantime, a grateful youth, Sinod Kemp, on behalf of his colleagues thanked the member, adding that they will take the opportunity to prove that there is hope in second chances.

The 21 youth will begin training this week at the institute, with hopes of it leading to employment opportunities and more.

Julianna Waeda