15 February 2013

Eritrea: Gash-Barka Region to Raise Awareness, Organization of Youth

Barentu — The Administration of Gash-Barka region indicated that it would enhance efforts towards raising awareness and organization of youths in collaboration with stakeholders with a view to ensuring higher youth participation in national development programs.

It made the statement at a seminar conducted with more than 500 youth representatives in Barentu city during which the regional Administrator, Mr. Mohammed Hamd, gave extensive briefings regarding the objective situation in the Homeland vis-à-vis global factors and prospects, as well as challenges relating to youths.

He advised youths to focus on building their academic capacity and skill through the virtue of vision-oriented mindset and overcoming the given challenges. The regional Administrator further indicated that endeavors being exerted towards nurturing responsible youths should involve intervention of families and youth participation in all domains.

Mr. Mohammed also pointed out that the Administration is striving to give added impetus to youth participation in educational, artistic, socio-cultural and sports activities.

The seminar participants on their part put forth views pertaining to several issues, and the Administrator expressed the regional Administration's readiness to fulfill the requests of youths stage by stage.

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