At least 30 youths were on Sunday welcomed into the Lilongwe chapter of Young Christian Workers (YCW), a Catholic youth movement present in over 50 countries across the world working for the benefit of the society through evangelism and active participation in development activities.
The ceremony took place at Kagwa Woyera Parish in Area 49 in Lilongwe during a mass celebration led by Father Grecian Chitilapily.
Before their enrolment, the new members were trained by honorary YCW members. The training included lessons on the history and structure of the movement, role of mass media in spreading Christianity and leadership management.
One of the training’s facilitators, Felix Mussa said the training will help the new members to understand values of YCW so as to share and use them as they work towards society’s change and development.
Mussa urged the new members to be exemplary and remain active.
Lilongwe chapter YCW vice-president Larry Nita emphasised the importance of the youth movement in any nation.
“In YCW, the youth are seriously involved in addressing issues affecting them and the entire nation. We are also involved in evangelism as this is a Christian organisation. We hope to reach out to many people in the country as more youths continue to join us,” said Nita.
YCW, which adopted its name in 1924, was founded by Father Joseph Cardijn in Belgium in 1912 as a trade union to help workers adjust to work atmosphere in offices and factories and to evangelise the world.