CUFA is excited to announce that we have secured significant funding from the Australian Government to commence a new youth-focused livelihoods project in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea
The project, called “Rot Bilong Ol Yangpla Blo Bihain Taim” or “Youth Pathways for the Future”, aims to empower Bougainville’s young people to build a brighter future, free from poverty. It will follow CUFA’s economic empowerment approach, focusing on improving the financial literacy and enterprise skills of youth in the region, ultimately improving their livelihood and employment opportunities.
CUFA has worked extensively in the Pacific, with over 20 years experience in Papua New Guinea (PNG). During this time, CUFA has built a number of strong relationships with a myriad of local civil society organisations who represent a number of industries across PNG. Through these networks, CUFA will engage up to 10,000 youth between the ages of 15 to 25.
Dr. Peter Mason, CUFA’s CEO, says the program is an incredible opportunity to assist in the development of this emerging part of our region.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to use our experience in the Pacific to benefit the youth of Bougainville. This is a fantastic chance to engage the youth of the region and work with them to build the skills that are essential in improving their employment opportunities.”
Article by Keira Morris-Akeroyd, Marketing Coordinator.