Student Christian of Malawi (Scom) students have been advised to abstain from sexual behaviours and concentrate on education.
Sponsorship coordinator for the Centre for Alternatives for Victimised Women and Children (Cavwoc), Virginia Lozo Nyirenda, made the call during the 2016 SCOM Easter conference at Dziwe Community Day Secondary School in Balaka on Saturday.
Cavwoc, in partnership with Oxfarm Malawi, is implementing a sexual reproductive health rights project for five years in Balaka and Phalombe with youth clubs with already existing structures like Scom.
After the conference, the students planted trees at the school to conserve nature as part of their motto.
“You need to abstain and remain focussed as you continue with your education because coming of age does not warrant to go into early,” said Nyirenda.
Gerald Kwalingana, Balaka Scom associate fellowship chair said the conference whose theme ‘Living by the Word in a crooked generation’ expected the students’ live pure life in a crooked generation.
“We discussed various topics, like sexual purity, in Him we live, move and have our being, practical Christianity, career guide excellence.
“The conference that started on March 24-27 drew over 70 students from within Balaka secondary and day community schools with facilitators from within the district,” said Kwalingana.
He said the students have different life styles through biblical teachings for it denounces fornication according to 1 Corinthians 9.