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Tonga heating up for PYASC

The movement came to life following the Head of Delegation preparatory meeting in Noumea.
Tonga’s representative, TFA’s Social Responsibility Officer, Pau Likiliki joint the vital meeting where he met delegates form other participating nations and officials from the hosting country to discuss themes and principles for the next PYASC gathering and also had an opportunity to visit the accommodation and conference site.
But in Nuku’alofa, Likiliki is joining force with youth’s authorities to manipulate all the preparation needed.
“The foundation have been set after talking with the Deputy Director of Youth and Culture and officials from the Tonga National Youth Congress to update them on the progress and details from the HOD’s meeting in Noumea.”
“Now we are targeting to form an organizing committee to take care of the preparations.” Likiliki said.
Tonga was represented well in the first PYASC in Auckland in March 2010 by a vigorous 22-member team, where they learned and explore youth related issues with a specific focus on Sports.
“Our first task is to look at the selection process and criteria and we are looking at sending a minimum of 20 delegates.” Likiliki added.
The opportunity is available for anyone between the ages of 16-25 especially those who are directly involved with this year’s conference themes, including health, social inclusion and education.
PYASC is organized by Oceania Football Confederation Social Responsibility & International Relation Department, in partnership with SPC, Commonwealth Youth, Forum Secretariat, Pacific Youth Council and UNDP, and are looking to bring together 1000 delegates for next year’s conference.
The ultimate goal of PYASC is to improve the lives of young people in the Pacific through sport.

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