Democracy camp aims to empower young people

Democracy camp aims to empower young people

Port Moresby, 5 September 2018 – Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) is set to host its 11th Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp from the 13th  – 23rd of September 2018.

Sixty young people from schools, churches and communities nationwide will be attending the camp at Bomana, Port Moresby.

The annual Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp was incepted in 2007. The event takes participants through simulations, presentations and hands-on activities on how to conduct fair elections, draft, debate and pass laws and learn more about the role of the media and other principles of democracy.

TIPNG Youth Integrity Program (YIP) Coordinator Elizabeth Aribi said that it is TIPNG’s goal to raise a generation of well-informed young Papua New Guineans through the Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp.

“The theme for this year’s camp is  ‘I am empowered and ready to take action’. We hope to inform, educate, inspire and empower the young participants to realize their roles and responsibilities in creating a better country,” said Ms Aribi.

TIPNG is grateful for the support from Exxon Mobil PNG Ltd and the US Embassy of Port Moresby. .

The camp is named after the late Michael (Mike) Manning, OBE (1943-2008), a former chairman of TI PNG who was an Anti-Corruption activist and Economist.

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