The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Programme empowers young people aged 11-25 to take an educated stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography and video. The programme offers enthusiastic youngsters a chance to make their voices heard and to feel that their voice matters. The ultimate goal is to highlight environmental issues and to have them righted by the appropriate authorities. By giving them this opportunity, YRE engenders in them the desire to actively protect and speak up for environment. The programme develops young people's knowledge about environmental issues and enhances a number of lifelong skills including communication, global citizenship, individual initiative, teamwork, critical analysis, and leadership.