About Us

What is the Samoa National Youth Council?

The re-establishment of the Samoa National Youth Council was a project led by the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development through the Division for Youth. The project was informed by a Preliminary Scoping Study that was conducted in 2009 and funded by AusAID’s Pacific Leadership Program. The establishment interim phase then started in March 2011 with further support from P.L.P, and overlooked by the Ministry’s TALAVOU Programme Steering Committee and the Samoa National Youth Advisory Committee. The Ministry’s goal in re-establishing Samoa’s National Youth Council is to mobilise responsible youth citizenship to lead and help with the implementation of youth development projects and programs. It was envisioned that this would also form a national platform coordinating the voice and concerns of young people, in contributing to Samoa’s development policies.

S.N.Y.C is mandated to enhance the development of youth for the social, economic and political stability of Samoa. Youth under S.N.Y.C is defined as persons from the ages of 18 – 35.  It is a membership based organisation with 132 Village Youth Representatives who are mandated under S.N.Y.C to deliver programs and services to all the youth groups at the community level. S.N.Y.C currently hosts 3 types of memberships i.e. Village Youth Representative, Individual Members and Organisation Youth Representatives.


S.N.Y.C is the platform that addresses issues affecting youth such as climate change, unemployment, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender based violence, substance abuse and many more. It does this through advocacy and awareness campaigns, empowerment and capacity building workshops, facilitation of opportunities, skills and mind-set matching with interested organisations for their programs and lobbying the Government of Samoa for policy and institutional change to cater to youth needs.


To enhance youth development for the social, economic and political stability of Samoa.


To empower and build the capacity of youth so that they are better equipped to cope and be ready to face life challenges, advocate responsibly and be effective future leaders of Samoa.

Values Statement

SNYC shall be built upon Love, Respect and Honesty; and Strive for Excellence at all times.

Strategic Goals

- To build and maintain an effective S.N.Y.C that will serve the needs of its youth members.
- To raise national awareness of S.N.Y.C as a credible organization.
- To create strong relationships with national, regional and global partners that will support the work of S.N.Y.C.
- To build the capacity of youth though innovative and responsive programs.
- To create income-earning opportunities and employment for youth.
- To contribute and engage effectively in policy development.

   Contact Us
: nationalyouthcouncil@snyc.org.ws
Main Office ph: +685 27804
Digifix ph (Members): +685 8422584