A PLANNED local volunteer group, Solomon Islands Volunteer Organization SIVO, will soon get registered but already it has many plans ahead for youths.
Initiator of the organization, Paul Kenneth Oge from Malaita Province told Island Sun that their organization seeks to train and engage unfortunate youths in volunteer work.
Mr Oge said the organization’s constitution has been drawn up and is expected to be registered this week.
He said the aim of the organization is to train unemployed and school push-outs in that they can be engaged in voluntary work to help the society.
Mr Oge said trainings to be given to the youths will include carpentry skills, how to conduct awareness in communities on issues that affects them like kwaso, marijuana and how to respond to disaster relieve efforts.
He said they also expect to equip youths with skills which will enable them to teach mothers in gardening and other work like sewing and marketing.
Mr Oge said setting up such an organization was been his dream, about 20 years ago, and now that things are slowly realized he hope the organization will equal the work done by overseas volunteer groups.
SIVO is a self-supported group meaning it fund its own expenses during its planning to its formation stage. The group receives less support from the public.
Mr Oge appealed to the public to support the group as what the group aimed to achieve is important for all youths across the country.
He said this is as the group will recruit youths from other provinces to work as youth directors within their organization representing their respective provinces.
Mr Oge said after this week’s registration, SIVO will convene its first meeting to look at its next move.
“We’re confident we can achieve what our organization hopes to achieve, if God allows” Mr Oge said.
He said they will be targeting youths between 15 and 30-years to involve in activities the organization will venture into.
Mr Oge said the idea behind efforts to form the group is to make the country a happy place and a home for everyone.