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Youth Challenge Vanuatu Launches New Website


Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) now has a new website.

“As we celebrate our 20 years of existence, we are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website,” YCV stated.

“Visit us at www.ycv.vu . After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

“We want to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.


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RFW September Intakes participating in their games.

Youth Challenge Vanuatu Launches Constitution

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) is hosting an Extra Annual General Meeting with its members at 4pm on Wednesday October 7, 2020, at the Chief’s Nakamal.

The meeting will to adopt the YCV Constitution review resolution made by the YCV Board of Directors in their 3rd ordinary meeting held at The Grand Hotel.

“The review of the YCV Constitution is to improve and strengthen YCV’s governance, and its sustainability, to ensure that it can set up as a social enterprise to generate income to sustain its activities. Activities that the big number of drop-offs in Port Vila will benefit from,” said Lillyrose Welwel, YCV Public Relations Manager.

Ms Welwel explained that, “the review of the YCV Constitution is a priority for both the board and management that took office at the end of 2019’’.

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RFW September Intakes participating in their games.

Youth Challenge Vanuatu members to adopt Constitution

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) is hosting an Extra Annual General Meeting with its members at 4pm on Wednesday October 7, 2020, at the Chief’s Nakamal.

The meeting will to adopt the YCV Constitution review resolution made by the YCV Board of Directors in their 3rd ordinary meeting held at The Grand Hotel.

“The review of the YCV Constitution is to improve and strengthen YCV’s governance, and its sustainability, to ensure that it can set up as a social enterprise to generate income to sustain its activities. Activities that the big number of drop-offs in Port Vila will benefit from,” said Lillyrose Welwel, YCV Public Relations Manager.

Ms Welwel explained that, “the review of the YCV Constitution is a priority for both the board and management that took office at the end of 2019’’.

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The Newly Graduates, with the Host Organizations, YCV Executive Director and YCV Board of Directors Chairman.

Ready For Work January 2020 COHORT Graduation

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) yesterday witnessed the graduation of 29 youth people who are part of the January intake.

“The most important part of today’s ceremony is to highlight these young people’s achievements,” YCV Director Noel Steven Sawia stated in his official remarks.

“Our research shows that 80% of ni-Vanuatu youth who are YCV participants never completed formal education, 80% have never been employed. These young people strive with passion do demonstrate their motivation to begin reaching for their true potential. Each participant changed who they are for the better and blossomed into productive leaders in their community.”

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MIPU First PA Jona Mesao handing the camera to YCV Public Relations Manager Lillyrose Welwel

Minister of Infrastructure Supports Youth Challenge Vanuatu

Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele has donated a camera and tripod to Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV).The equipment will be a boost to the work that YCV does.

YCV Public Relations Manager Lillyrose Welwel said, “The camera will be used to train the media training participants about the basics of photography and videography. It will also be used to promote the work of YCV, and highlight the different programs such as the ready for work, ready for business, youth centre services and Vanuatu Wok”.

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Ready For Business Participants in one of their training sessions

Youth empowerment a way forward to self- reliance

The Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) has been rolling out several programs suitable to address the growing number of unemployment in urban centers.

As the COVID-19 restrictions continues to put pressure within the society, youth empowerment is a tactic tool to address some of the challenges within our society specifically focusing on the economic sector.

With suitable programs such as Ready for business program, the Ready for work program, Youth Center services and Media training sponsored by MG Global, YCV is prepared to assist any individuals or youth councils/associations to skillful within the business world.

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YCV Stakeholders during the launching of the Business Plan

Youth Challenge Launches Business Plan

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) is rolling out its business plan for youths.

YCV Public Relations Manager, Lillyrose Welwel said that the YCV board of directors have met and discussed about the activities that YCV is implementing this year under the “Enhancement of Youth Empowerment and Leadership (EYEL) project.

EYEL is a project which consists of all the different programs under the YCV. Ms Welwel said it is a five-year project implemented in 2018-2022 funded through OXFAM, under the NZ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trades. She said that OXFAM has supported YCV since 2007.

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YCV stakeholders

YCV announce Wokikik.com is now Vanuatu Wok

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) has announced that their old Wok I Kik service and www.wokikik.vu website is being rebranded as Vanuatu Wok, from today onwards. This improved online service for employers and job seekers remains core to YCV’s mission to support employment and enterprise in Vanuatu.

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E-Learning Participants, Digicel Officials and YCV Staffs

Digicel Supports Youth Challenge in the E-Learning Pilot Programme

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) has expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Digicel Vanuatu for their support towards the YCV members who are participating in the E-Learning Pilot Programme.

YCV Director, Mr Steven Noel, said; “Digicel support of free sim cards to the 27 students participating in the first E-Learning Pilot Programme is very significant, as it will help them afford to watch online videos and other training content from their personal phones or tablets.

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Young People registering on-line

YCV Youth Center Services launches 2020 Educational Activities

The Youth Challenge Vanuatu(YCV), Youth Center Services (YCS) Program has launched its educational activities for 2020.

In his welcome speech, the YCV director Mr Steven Noel Sawia encourages the young people to commit in their thirst for knowledge, to learn, ask questions, participate and involve in opportunities presented.

Mr Sawia, stated “be committed, don’t compare yourself to others. Your life is more about your future than your past. Your pathway to success will be littered with traps and pitfalls but if you commit and make use of opportunities you will achieve your dreams”.

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YCV Management and Board of Directors during the Board Induction at Ramada

Youth Challenge Vanuatu Registration Open

Registration is now open at the Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) for interested youths.

The YCV Board members underwent a half-a-day induction at Ramada Resort last week.

Lillyrose Welwel, YCV Public Relations Manager explained that the most of the Board members were recently elected and were also new to their roles.

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YCS Members raising their hands as pledge to vote

Youth Challenge Vanuatu Launches 'Bae Mi Vote Campaign'

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) yesterday launched a ‘Bae Mi Vote’ Campaign on Facebook to encourage first time voters and young people who are members of the Youth Center Services (YCS) to cast their votes in the upcoming election.

“The ‘Bae Mi Vote ’ campaign is a pledge that first time voters who are members of the YCS made to cast their votes in the upcoming election, it is part of our communication activities with the youth center to ensure our members are well informed to exercise their right to vote and are part of national activities and carry out their national duties,” stated Lillyrose Welwel, YCV Public Relations Manager.

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“Don’t tell people your dreams, show them,” says Melody Nakat. She is one of the successful youth participants for the YCV Ready for Work Program.

Youth Challenge Vanuatu Helps Young People Achieve Their Dreams

Meet Melody. She is a young woman who knows too well the struggles that many young Ni-van men and women face today.Like many she had dreams to complete her education, find secure employment and support herself and her family.

Although things did not happen that way, Melody is where she is today through her perseverance and help from the Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV).

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