Social issues need to be discussed with the young generation - Marist Deputy Head Boy

Social issues need to be discussed with the young generation - Marist Deputy Head Boy

By Iliana Biutu
Wednesday 29/05/2024
Marist Brothers High School Deputy Head Boy, Jonathan Lord

The talk of social issues such as poverty, crime, drugs and gender-based violence should be discussed with the youths as it is a current challenge that individuals, communities, stakeholders and the government are trying to control.

This has been highlighted by Marist Brothers High School Deputy Head Boy, Jonathan Lord during an interview with fijivillage News while attending the Youth Symposium organised as part of the Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations.

Lord says this kind of issues need to be addressed and discussed in this symposium to create a space for youth to express their ideas on the reality that we are facing now in Fiji.

He says the Ministry of Education must introduce the legacy of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna in the education curriculum as a motivating factor for the young generation.

He says young people need to attend such events like this to talk and share about issues that will impact our future generations.

The Deputy Head Boy also says that the Ministry for Education needs to implement the virtues and values espoused by Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna in the education system.

Meanwhile, Great Council of Chiefs Chair, Viliame Seruvakula also highlighted that young people need to be taught values and good behaviour by their parents.

Seruvakula says this symposium will create a platform to discuss ideas from lessons learnt from the life of a great leader Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna on how culture can be mainstreamed in the education curriculum.

He says this education symposium will also gather ideas from students on how to integrate culture more effectively into our curriculum on how culture can strengthen leadership at all levels.

The Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations have started today and will end on Friday.

The Ratu Sukuna Day public holiday is on Friday.

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