Network for Youth Development (NfYD) has bemoaned a widespread leadership crisis, saying no sector is spared.
NfYD executive director Gift Numeri said this during a three-day youth camp which pooled 67 young Malawians from Machinga, Dowa, Nkhotakota, Lilongwe, Mzimba and Nkhata Bay.
The gathering, funded by the Norwegian Embassy through the Development Fund of Norway, aims to build and strengthen a network for youth development.
It nurtures the potential of young citizens when it comes to leadership, gender, life skills and girl empowerment.
“We need to start grooming the youth now in leadership skills to prepare them to become good leaders. The results of investing in the youth cannot be seen now, but the country will start reaping the fruits in 10 to 15 years from now,” said Numeri.
NfYD empowers the youth with leadership skills to take up positions of influence.
Nkhata Bay district youth officer Geoffrey Mwase thanked the network, saying the camp will help the youth with public-speaking techniques, entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
However, Maureen Kachitsa from Chinsapo in Lilongwe said the out-of-school participants will benefit a lot from sharing experiences. n