Fedus Youth Ministries (FYM), a faith-based non-profit organisation, has introduced a drama competition to promote fidelity and English speaking among primary school learners in Lilongwe.
FYM programme manager Gift Ndema said in an interview they were concerned with the dwindling standards of faithfulness and speaking the Queen’s language decspite its being a core grammar language in local schools.
He said the competition will target SOS, Lilongwe Girls, Lilongwe Boys, Livimbo, Trust Private, St John’s Catholic, Tsabango, Khumula, Lilongwe LEA and Henliz Private Schools.
Said Ndema: “The project aims at encouraging the speaking of English in primary schools and familiarising learners with issues that can potentially affect their lives such as modern technology, premarital sex and drug abuse.
“All plays are supposed to centre around dangers of drug abuse and premarital sex.”
He was optimistic that the competition will inspire and promote talent among the young learners.
“We have some monetary prizes to give to the winners, but we also felt it would be important if we could also give them books to stimulate their reading and culture of speaking English,” he said.
Prophet Amos Kambale of Life International Church welcomed the initiative. n