Opportunities for creative youth 17 – 29 Reply

By Sam Ryan

Youth of Solomon Islands magazine encourages young people to submit their creative content

Writing:

Youth of Solomon Islands (YOSI) Magazine, produced by Youth@Work to profile young people and their achievements, is now seeking creative content from young people 17-29 for Issue 5. The theme of issue 5 will be “Narawei: young leaders driving change”, and young people are encouraged to send in features, columns, poetry, creative writing, photography and visual art that is about young people doing and thinking about things differently. Content is due on June 3, but young people are encouraged to contact the team to discuss their ideas for articles, stories and content before the due date.

Free workshops:

The Youth@Work team will be holding free classes in creative writing, feature writing, drawing and photography this weekend, to help young people gain skills and ideas to contribute to the upcoming issues. Creative and feature writing will be taught on Saturday 7 May from 1-3pm. Photography and drawing will be taught on Sunday 8 May from 1-5pm. All workshops will be held at the Youth@Work office in Tandai, opposite Freswota bus stop and after Good View shop. To book a space for the free classes, call the Youth@Work office on 29257 or email yosi@youth-at-work.org.

About the upcoming issue Group Leader Emmanuel Oti said, “YOSI Magazine strives to be a voice for young people, so we encourage all young people to take advantage of our offer. Come along to the classes and contribute to the magazine.”

YOSI Magazine is produced four times a year. YOSI 4 with its theme of “Achieving dreams, working hard for success” is expected to arrive in mid-May. It features inspiring stories of young people in work, businesses, their creative writings and columns, and also featured the winning image of the issue 3 photo competition.

Youth@Work is facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in partnership and supported by funding from the Queens Young Leaders Programme (UK), the Australian Government Aid Programme, the Pacific Leadership Programme and Plan International. Implementation is done in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Youth@Work is an initiative to tackle youth unemployment in Solomon Islands and to help youth of the Solomons find pathways to employment and entrepreneurship.
Media contacts

Emmanuel OtiYouth@Work Communications Group Leader, emmanuel_o@youth-at-work.org or +677 25278 ext 205

Samantha RyanYouth@Work Communication and Media Officer, Samantha_r@youth-at-work.org or+677 25278

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