Motivation Hub has warned youths in Lilongwe that the Covid-19 pandemic is real; hence, they should disregard myths surrounding its existence in the country.
The remarks were made on Saturday by three speakers— Mirriam Kanyama, Nancy Bilima and Pirira Ndaferankhande—during a motivation meeting in Lilongwe.
In an interview, Motivation Hub communications officer Mirriam Kanyamula said Covid-19 has affected the country; hence, the need to engage the youth.
She said young people are not fully equipped on how to prevent the spread of the virus.
Kanyamula said: “Our group mainly focuses on changing young people’s lives by telling them about our experiences and how we overcame obstacles in life.
“However, this time we decided to civic-educate young people on how they can prevent the spread of Covid-19.”
Kanyamula also said they tackled gender-based violence (GBV) issues during the discussion.
In a separate interview, Malawi Police Service inspector Funny Chimbaya said the meeting was beneficial to the youth and police because the Hub works with police on GBV issues.
One of the participants, Paul Phambala, thanked the Hub for talking to them on Covid-19 issues.