Lilongwe District youth office has commended Network for Youth Development (NfYD) has for working with youth clubs and organizations in shaping their skills.
District Youth Officer (DYO) for Lilongwe, Joseph Manthalu said this Monday at Mpingu Trading centre in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mbwatalika in Lilongwe when he handed over NfYD office furniture to Centre for Youth Empowerment and Development (CYED).
He said the network has played a significant role in the formation of many youth clubs in the district and their activities are having positive results among the youth.
Manthalu added that youth activities have helped to reduce cases of teen pregnancies, alcohol and drug abuse among others.
“NfYD project of My Life My Choice which was implemented in the area from 2015 to 2019 has helped the youth to return to school, start income generating activities to improve their economic status.
“We are pleased to note that despite the project phasing out the youth clubs have continued doing their activities,” Manthalu said.
He thanked NfYD for providing the desks and chairs to the organization saying this would go a long way to alleviate problems of office furniture among youth clubs and organizations.
NfYD programmes manager, Licade Nyirenda said her organization was working with over 48, 000 youth in the country in the districts of Lilongwe, Dowa, Kasungu, Rumphi, Mzimba, Nkhatabay, Machinga, Chiradzulu, Mulanje and Phalombe.
She said the organisation strives to empower girls by providing them with skills to to start small scale businesses.
Nyirenda said gender equality issues are also promoted among communities through their various activities within their working districts.
“Here in Mpingu , we were working with youth clubs for five years with the support of Operation Days Work (ODW) of Norway and it is encouraging to note that despite phasing the project youth clubs are still very active in their areas which gives us encouragement,” said Nyirenda.
Mbwatalika Area Development Committee (ADC) chairperson Adson Tcholani said the establishment of youth clubs in the area has helped the youth to participate in the development activities.
He said members of the youth clubs have planted trees in various locations as one way of restoration natural environment.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :