Young Christian Workers (YCW), under Roman Catholic Church (RCC) in Malawi, will from August 25 hold a week-long Africa Regional Leadership Conference.
In an interview on Monday, YCW vice-president Chrispin Ngunde said the conference is aimed at training and imparting entrepreneurship skills in young people.
He said: “We want to train the youth in entrepreneurship skills so that they can be independent. Once they gain knowledge, they will be able to do businesses which will enable them create jobs for others, instead of waiting to get employment.”
The event, which will be held at Our Lady of Africa Conference Centre in Lilongwe from August 25 to September 1 2018 under the theme Building the future of young people, will be presided over by Bishop Montfort Sitima of Blantyre Archdiocese.
In an interview, Sitima said the conference will provide a platform for young people to share ideas on what they can do to change their lives.
He said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as hosts for this regional conference. This will strengthen our movement, bring awareness about our activities and encourage young people to venture into business.”
The conference will have speakers from Rwanda, Uganda, the United Nations Development Programme and entrepreneurship experts.
Six African countries are expected to participate in the conference, namely Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Malawi.