Pakachere organisation has called for churches in the country to stop the culture of silence to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS
Pakachere programme Manager Grace Kumwenda made this call in an interview with Nyasa Times after a three day workshop with Southern region Calvary Family Church youth in Blantyre.
“This is time the church should stop the culture of silence in order to prevent the spread of HlV/AIDS. Young Christians have to be taught the reality on issues affecting their life at the church,” she said.
Kumwenda also asked the youth to set goals in life in order to prevent some risky behaviours.
“The youth have to set a goal in life and they should stick to it to prevent risky behaviours such as having multiple sexual partners.” she said.
Felix Mtota, speaking at the workshop representing all the youth said that the workshop has helped them to learn many issue related to HIV/AIDS and the youth world.
“We have learn how to prevent HIV/AIDS as the youth for example we have learn how circumcision can help to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS,” he said.
Calvary Family Church acting programme manager Anderson Kamanga said that they will also organise similar workshops in both regions of Malawi to equip the youth on HIV/AIDS issues.