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Priorities for Youth strategy welcomed

16 October, 2013 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has welcomed the launch of the ‘Priorities for Youth’ initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between youth services and mainstream education.

Mr. Hazzard said,

“The ‘Priorities for Youth’ strategy has been out for consultation and the final document reflects the many views that have come from that consultation.

“The fact that many of the responders were young people is encouraging in that this programme is essentially a youth programme designed by young people.

“The level of youth service funding has increased significantly since the end of direct rule, allowing more and more young people to engage in activities that will enhance their life opportunities in accessing employment or further education opportunities.

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