Santa Catarina: Government Program is “well centered” on youth issues – Secretary of State

Assomada, Aug 8 (Inforpress) – The Assistant Secretary of State for the Minister of State, Carlos Monteiro, said Tuesday in Assomada, Santa Catarina, that the entire government program is “well centered” on issues related to youth.

Carlos Monteiro, who presided on behalf of the Minister of State, Fernando Elísio Freire, the opening of the Second Youth Week of Santa Catarina (Santiago Island), which runs from today to Sunday, explained that this is because youth be the “driving force” of Cabo Verdean society.

In order to demonstrate this, Carlos Monteiro affirmed that the Government assumed the youth as a “transversal sector”, that is indicated the themes related to this layer are treated in the most diverse sectors of the government.

Among the policies, he highlighted the program to promote and support young entrepreneurship, referring to the “Start Up Jovem” program, promoted by Pró-Empresa, with an annual global amount of 675 million escudos per year to finance youth programs “in all counties”.