Country: Solomon Islands
Name of Applicant: Solomon Islands National Youth Congress
Contact Person: Charles de Fox
Position: General Secretary
Contact Telephone: 23911
Contact Post: C/- Ministry of Women Youth and Children Affairs
PO Box G.39, Honiara. Solomon Islands.
Contact Fax: 235
Brief background/history of your National Youth Council
The Solomon Islands National Youth Congress is a Quasi-Government Organization and is registered as a Charitable Organization under the Charitable Trust Act.
It was established in 1980, through a White Paper, in Parliament
Vision: This White Paper sets out the policy by which the Government hopes to encourage young people to participate more fully in the country's development.
To recognize the potentials, aspirations and expectations of all sections of young people
To define goals and set priorities for all categories of young people in line with the national development policies
To ensure that young people can and will take an active and positive part in all the nations affairs
To recognize the roles and functions of church and voluntary youth organizations
To encourage young people to participate fully with members of their communities in the social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual development of the country
To provide relevant training for youths and other members of the community in skills needed for living in their own environment
To ensure that economic development reaches out into the rural areas
To ensure that mutual understanding for purpose of good relationship in developing the rural areas is established between young people and other people of the community
To encourage young people to offer valuable services to their immediate and respective communities
To provide proper institutions and facilities for those young people who have come before the courts or are in-conflict with the society
NYC have a constitution? Yes
Office Bearers and how often are they chosen?
The SINYC has had no office bearers for some time.
Co-ordinate National Youth Stakeholders Committee and its operations, meetings and recommendations
Develop provincial youth policies and action plans
What are your challenges?
Insufficient funds for programs and activities
Low capacity to deliver the services expected of the NYC
What are your plans for 2009?
Capacity building of Provincial Youth Councils
Complete Provincial Youth Policies and Action Plans
Training - Provincial Youth Co-ordinators and Provincial Youth Council Executive Members
Liaise with the Labour Division and ILO to foster the youth employment program
Co-ordinate and expand the functions of the National Youth Stakeholders Committee