Bingu National Stadium (BNS) Youth Centre under the Ministry of Labour, Sports, Youth and Manpower Development will on August 11 host the international Youth Day to promoting art and talent among young students.
The day falls on August 12.
Temwanani Luhanga, coordinator of the BNS Youth Centre and chairperson of the event, said the event is targeting the youth because it is a commemoration for the youth.
“The International Youth Day tries to raise awareness on issues that affect the youth. So, government which has the welfare of the youth at heart decided to host this event,” she said.
Luhanga said since BNS was recently approved as a youth centre, it has engaged an extra gear to promote youth and matters affecting them.
“We have organised a number of arts activities that the youth will engage in and compete. There will be physical education teachers who will be judges and referees,” she said.
Government is partnering PSI in the event because according to Luhanga, PSI is interested in sexual and reproductive health issues among the youth.
“During the event, PSI will offer its services to the youth which is crucial,” she said
This publication however failed to get a response from PSI officials due to the institution’s bureaucratic system.
Other established artists such as Suffix will also perform during the event.
He said: “My work other than music involves reaching out to young people. My music is merely an outlet for the passion I have for art, but especially young people. I believe young people have a lot to offer and it is our responsibility to make sure they realize their potential and who has enabled them which is God.”
Other artists who will spice up the day include Fredokiss, Wikise, Luki and Vube.
The government has partnered PSI for the event while sponsors include Malawi Dairy Industries (MDI), Itel and Building Futures in Malawi.