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Avoid drugs and ‘backway’ to develop our country – Beakanyang director

Speaking to The Standard ahead of the organsation’s first-ever summer youth camp targeting young people between the ages of 15 and 35, he stated: “The event seeks to bring together about 70 young people for about a week and to teach them issues that are of paramount importance to their lives. It’s our anticipation that at the end of the event, participants will acquire new knowledge and skills needed to transform their lives and attain their potentials. The theme of the camp is: ‘Zero Tolerance to Illegal Migration: Let’s Stay and Develop Our Country’. The event will be held from 15-20 August 2014 at Nasir Senior Secondary School in Basse, Upper River Region. Participants will be lodged at the same venue.

The highlights of the camp will include daily early morning sporting exercises, conference, lectures on 10 different thematic areas such as illegal migration, human rights, climate change, life skills, integrity, cultural performances and debates. The subsidised registration fee for the event is D400 per participant which shall be received on or before 30th July 2014.Youth friendly institutions are encouraged to sponsor delegates to the camp.


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