As we face global financial crisis, the number of available jobs is scarce, and the ability to provide for one’s basic needs is increasingly difficult. Over period of time during our outreach programs young people raise the issue of lack of experience as a hindrance to gaining employment. It is possible for a young person in Fiji to complete their education right through to university level without actually experiencing any form of paid or unpaid work unlike other countries that mandate students to undertake work experience with organizations of their choice during their senior years. Because of this lack of work experience, even educated
youth are finding it difficult to secure a job.