End Poverty 2015 - Fiji http://endpoverty2015.org/en/topics/fiji/feed en MDG Community Outreach Conducted in Fiji http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/mdg-community-outreach-conducted-fiji/12/oct/10 The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) and the UN Millennium Campaign have just conducted a Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) community outreach program in the Navua/Deuba area in Fiji, close to capital city of Suva. <br><br> The outreach program attracted close to 50 youth from the Serua/Namosi province. <br><br> The program, which has been targeted at scaling up citizen monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals at the local level, has been described as a success by participants. <br><br> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/standagainstpoverty/5075510930/" title="GOJYOUTH1 by Stand Up and Take Action, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5075510930_1f720ddf5d.jpg" width="500" height="369" alt="GOJYOUTH1" /></a> PINA Manager and Training Coordinator Matai Akauola said the program brought together secondary and tertiary school students and the unemployed. <br><br> “Most of these young people were able to learn and get a clear picture of what the MDGs were all about and how they can contribute towards helping achieve the various goals. The unemployed were encouraged to seek employment or get into some sort of vocational education and get a trade or else till the land while those still in school were to make sure they succeed in life,’’ said Akauola. <br><br> Participants were given the Mini MDG booklet produced by the UN Millennium Campaign and PINA in the build-up to last month’s “Stand Up” campaign and world leaders’ summit on the MDGs in New York. <br><br> “What we are doing is taking the message outside the urban centers and down to the rural areas, and where better to start then with our young people who in one way or the other could be affected by one or several of these MDGs in the next five years,” Akauola said. <br><br> “We also had practical work straight after the teaching focusing on Goal 7 of protecting our environment, by picking up rubbish along the road on the main Suva/Nadi highway between Navua and Deuba.” <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/standagainstpoverty/5075511130/" title="GOJYOUTH5 by Stand Up and Take Action, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5075511130_ef42b6c31a.jpg" width="500" height="314" alt="GOJYOUTH5" /></a> End Hunger Global Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Oceania Global Partnership English Fiji Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:50:12 +0000 Miki 1090 at http://endpoverty2015.org