Vice President Faisal Naseem on Thursday inaugurated the Y-PEER training of trainers programme in the Maldives. Y-PEER is a global network of more than 2,000 non-profit organisations and governmental institutions, with over 33,000 active memberships.

In his remarks at the ceremony, the Vice President urged the participants to utilise the knowledge gained through the training to invigorate positive change in their communities. He also spoke about the essential role youth could play in providing guidance, love, and support to their peers and preventing their involvement in crimes.

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to establish Y-PEER in the Maldives and become a regional Y-PEER member. 31 participants between 18 and 30 joined the 10-day interactive workshop. They represent nine islands from four atolls and the Greater Malé Area.