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STREIT PNG marks Youth Day in East Sepik

The theme for this year’s celebration as promoted by the UN is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”.

The STREIT programme works in close collaboration with local partners including the provincial Department of Agriculture and Livestock and Cocoa Board in Wewak and will commemorate this important day together with 110 boys and 90 girls of Numbohu LLG Adventist Youth of Numbo LLG, Yangoru-Saussia District.

The youth were supplied with essential start-up materials such as cocoa polybags and shade cloth for the establishment of a cocoa nursery to be managed by themselves.

PMVs help spread awareness

The work on the stickers commenced early this month, with the campaign to end in a few days’ time.  This was initiated under the European Union and the WASH project by UNICEF.

So far, 28 PMV buses from various routes in the city have been promoting handwashing and safe hygiene messages in the city. They have played a key role in disseminating these messages to over 300,000 people within NCD.

There are also plans to continue this campaign in partnership with the National Capital District Commission.  

Around K650m for 2014-2020: EU

“It focuses on three main areas: Rural economic development, human resources development and water supply and sanitation,” the Union said in a statement during the commemoration of 40 years of EU-PNG partnership on March 25.

European Union Ambassador H.E. Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos said: “The European Union has provided scholarships to train some 900 primary school teachers, of which at least 50 percent are female, who will be ready to be deployed in remote areas. Thus, it will assist with the Government’s priority of education for all.