The overall role of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to facilitate and ensure the full development of young people's potential through the provision of strategic supportive networks and initiatives for character development, entrepreneurial activities, sports and community based civic initiatives. The Ministry formulates and implements policies on youth development as well as promotes and facilitates sports development within the framework of existing national policies and priorities.
The Ministry's activities are classified into two main offerings as follows:
Youth Development: The programme provides assistance to youths through advisory, empowerment and capacity building including specific skills training.
Sports Development: The programme assists in the development of sports and its infrastructure nationwide through the provision of grants to National Sporting Organizations, provision of basic sports equipment, conduct of outreach programmes, and the development of rural playing fields.
To ensure young people are groomed and prepared positively to meet the challenges of their generation, the delivery of life skills programme, empowerment and capacity building programme, specific skills programs such as agriculture, carpentry, multi skills and music training continue to be the focus areas of the Ministry. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award continues to recognize and harness the development of young people's potential.
Facilitate and ensure the full development of young people's potential through the provision of strategic supportive networks and initiatives for character, skills and sports development.