The Ministry of Youth and Sports today held discussions with representatives of the UK-based organisation, ‘Think Pacific’, to improve how the Ministry could assist with the organisation’s planned activities in the country. The Ministry’s permanent secretary Josefa Sania and senior officials at the Ministry’s Research and Development Unit met with the Co-founder of Think Pacific Mr Harry Hunter and Cardiff University’s Mr Chris Hammond. They discussed areas which the Ministry could work with the NGO in preparation for their upcoming volunteer projects. Their discussions centred on the Ministry’s youth and sports development aims inorder to gain a better understanding of the local development targets of the ministry. The Ministry was also informed of the NGO’s aim to invest in the country’s youth to increase opportunities for young people by facilitating access to improved infrastructure, education, training and support. Mr Hammond explained Cardiff University’s efforts together with Think Pacific to undertake several volunteer projects in the province of Ra as they had recently concluded a number of projects on the island of Gau in the Lomaiviti group. Mr Hammond is visiting Fiji this month as a preparation visit for their July 2015 5 week volunteer project which will see more than twenty international volunteers come to Fiji to take part in the organisations projects. Mr Sania reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to work with Think Pacific in areas of youth and sports development and other projects.