“Investing in youth is investing in the nation.”
This is the mantra behind a new community partnership between the Samoa National Youth Council and National Pacific Insurance Ltd.
The announcement of this new partnership was made yesterday along with the presentation of $3,000 from N.P.I towards S.N.Y.C’s core funding costs.
N.P.I’s investment reinforces its commitment in “working with the community to build resilient and sustainable communities by empowering the future of our communities.”
The President of S.N.Y.C, Jennifer Ula Fruean, is extremely grateful.
“This is an exciting new development for the S.N.Y.C,” she said. “There is great value in working collaboratively and in partnership with the Samoan community, government of the day, and the business community.”
“After all we are shaping the custodians of our future generations and prospect success of our beloved Samoa”.
S.N.Y.C hopes to “empower and build the capacity of youth so that they are better equipped to cope and be ready to face life challenges, advocate responsibly and be effective future leaders of Samoa.”
“The funds will go towards core funding costs of the S.N.Y.C secretariat and programs that we do for our youth members.”
The General Manager of N.P.I, Dennis Wellborn, said they are happy to help the youth of Samoa.
“This is a great opportunity for us to give something back to the community and to the youth especially,” he said. “We believe that investing in youth means that we are investing something for the future of this country.”
S.N.Y.C is a not-for-profit organization established to mobilise responsible youth citizenship, to lead and help with the implementation of youth development projects and programmes.