Unemployed youths

Govt Should Do More For Unemployed Youth, PNG NRI

PNG NRI’s Issues Paper No. 40 highlights he situation of young people in Port Moresby’s Morata Informal Settlement and what the government could do to keep them from social evils.

The paper was compiled by Research Intern Julian Melpa and Dr. Francis Odhuno, Senior Research Fellow at Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI), and provides insight into the challenges faced by the youth and reforms needed to assist them at the Morata settlement and elsewhere in the country.

Plans for unemployed youths

He gave assurance that despite COVID-19, we will rise together as a nation.

“Let me speak to the youths of our country, many of you are not at schools and are looking for meaningful pursuits of life. We have you covered,” said PM Marape.

“During the next two months, I want to know all the youths of our country, wherever you are, especially those who are not in our schools or formally employed.

Urban unemployed youths to undergo literacy and numeracy training

A Literacy and Livelihoods Training Project was launched today by NCD Governor Powes Parkop under the UYEP to train about 500 youths including school leavers and drop outs.

NCDC through the UYEP has awarded a contract to Montrose, in partnership with Anglicare PNG to deliver basic literacy and numeracy for the training project.

Montrose is a British international development and social performance consultancy company specialised in health, education and rural development project services.