The much-anticipated Youth Market is set to take place this Thursday the 1st of May in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Youth Market is an initiative of Youth @ Work with three main aims. To help youth have an outlet to sell their products, expose their skills and talents and make youth build networks between their peers.
In a previous instalment of the Youth Market, the theme was ‘Youth Against Corruption’. The theme proved popular and the theme has been carried over to Thursday’s event, with highlights including the Youth Against Corruption song competition. The winner will shoot a video clip with Karl Bouro of Torn Parachute and the clip will be sent to ‘Fair Play Anti Corruption Youth Voices’, an international anti-corruption video competition for youth.
As many young Solomon islanders will know, Torn Parachute is a Brisbane based video production company; producer and director Karl Bouro has produced popular music videos such as Jah Boy and 56 Hop Rod.
Karl Bouro is thrilled to once again be giving back to his community.
“While corruption is often seen as a domestic problem, we forget that internationally many countries struggle with the pervasive issue. By spreading our own anti corruption message we’re giving our own youth a voice, but we're also reaching out internationally to other young people-saying ‘we’re fed up too and we want to do something about it’” Karl Bouro.
Local companies will also setup-up shop as a way to give future stallholders more business ideas. Frangipani ice and Unisound are a few who have decided come out and support our youth.
“70 per cent of Solomon Islanders are under 30 years old, we think that is a cause worth supporting. It is the youth who are creating new music and innovatively mixing music genres, we are happy to support such a great initiative.” Drake Chow, Manager, Unisound Productions.
Every dollar spent at youth stalls goes towards a youth run business and encourages greater financial independence and an opportunity to support the entrepreneurial spirit of Solomon Island Youth.
Source: Press Release, Youth @ Work, SPC