The leadership of the International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW) believes Malawian youths have more potential in changing the communities around them.
President for the ICYCW, Berhanu Sinamo Deboch, who visited Malawi from Rome, Italy, has made the sentiments after touring around developments that Malawian Young Christian Workers have done.
During his stay, Deboch met with some of the national Young Christian Workers – YCW leaders in Malawi, section leaders and members, visited St. Mathias Parish in Lumbadzi where the church’s YCW section built a house for an elderly woman.
In the week long stay, he has managed to conduct training for the YCW leaders and pray with them during Easter on the sidelines of his main agenda for visiting Malawi.
Deboch commended what he has observed so far saying it is very interesting that the YCW in Malawi is doing a great job around its communities.
“The YCW in Malawi is doing a good job in the society, for example in charities and pastoral activities and it is very encouraging for other young people,” added Deboch.
He believes the youths can work together in coordination to achieve a lot including fighting for rights at their workplaces.
Weighing in his views on the visit by the ICYCW president, national president for the YCW in Malawi, Augustine Mulomole, pointed out that it is exciting for Malawi to be the first African country he has visited in his position.
“His visit has taught us a lot of things as we took him around the Arch Diocese of Lilongwe to see the activities we are doing and has testified that we are very active,” said Mulomole.
The ICYCW president, Berhanu Sinamo Deboch, met with the YCW members in Lilongwe Arch Diocese of the Catholic Church in preparation for his meetings at the East African Regional Conference.
The regional conference is expected to be held from 27 August to 1st September this year where representatives from five countries within the region will be in attendance.
The ICYCW coordinates 60 National Movements of the YCW and ICYCW supports the development of these YCW national movements and the foundation of YCW in countries where it does not exist yet.