Gov’t will help nuture nation’s youth: premier

The China Post news staff

Premier Wu Den-yih said that the government will help young people develop diversity and shine in different jobs as youths are the nation’s hope, in a workshop focusing on youth leadership and policy held by the cabinet-level National Youth Commission (NYC).

Young people in Taiwan have performed well both locally and internationally, and are truly the pride of Taiwan. The government will make and effort to improve the quality of education and nurture the nation’s young people in order for them to become keen competitors in the future, said Wu in the opening speech of the Youth Leadership Policy Workshop (青年領袖政策研習營). Lee Yun-jie (李允傑), minister of NYC, said in his speech the youth commission is now working towards helping minority youths, expanding young people’s public engagement and playing an active role in communicating with youths and listening to their opinions. Lee also encouraged young people to be active and bring their enthusiasm and creativity into full play. A total of 170 student leaders from universities and youth workers from nonprofit organizations across the country participated in the workshop, which was held during March 5 and 6. The two-day workshop included talks from Executive Yuan officials and current legislators discussing topics varying from the current global situation to youth entrepreneurship.

The workshop is part of the Youth Policy Union, a campaign launched by NYC to expand young people’s engagement in public affairs.