Six young people who are holders of different professional qualifications have been rewarded for excelling in various disciplines under the National Youth Service.

The qualifications have defied the perception of the National Youth Service which some had viewed as an institution for school leavers.

In his address at the official opening of the 25th child parliament, UNICEF country representative, Dr Mohamed Ayoya pledged his organisation’s support for junior parliamentarians.

It is hoped that the incoming junior parliamentarians will be able to convince policy makers to provide space for socio-economic participation of youths as the National Youth Service is being revamped to match the evolving trends in the economy.