The latest issue of the Youth of Solomon Islands (YOSI) magazine features an inclusive participation theme and showcases stories of young people with disabilities. Available now, the third issue of YOSI also contains a special feature on Malaita province, where the Pacific Community (SPC) and its partners are rolling out the popular [email protected] initiative this month. Included are stories from Malaita of young people who have struggled with their small savings to start small businesses and used their skills to help their communities and families. YOSI provides a platform where young, talented artists can share their stories through art forms, as it welcomes submissions to be featured in upcoming issues. SPC’s [email protected] Coordinator, Rose Martin, said she was impressed with another job well done, in particular the response of youths who contributed to the magazine. “I am proud to witness this magazine, as intended, becoming an avenue for voicing out aspirational stories either about, or written by, youth.” The magazine is currently seeking contributions from young people aged 13 to 30, and is running a competition for feature writers, journalists and photographers. Winners of the competition will have their submissions published in YOSI and receive a writer’s prize pack. The deadline for submissions is 4 March 2016. Ms Martin added that she would like to see this not only as an ongoing practice, but as a regular new avenue for youth to to publically share their views, their stories and their expressive natures on topics of importance to youth of the Solomon Islands. Read more.
SOURCE: SPC NEWS