It was once said ‘if you want to possess the future, invest in the youth’. In this regard, a Blantyre based youth organisation, Inspiration Koner, embarked on a journey of training the youth in development and activism.
The organization has now produced 12 youth activists and development practitioners
who were trained throughout 2017 through participation in leadership and development training sessions.
This included training on sanitation under the tag “Youth Take on Keep Malawi Clean Campaign”. This was done in order to create a platform for the youth to be actively involved in issues of sanitation in the country. It was launched at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre where over 300 youths from different universities came to clean the hospital premises, together with Blantyre city deputy Mayor Joseph Makwinja who was the guest speaker.
Furthermore, the youth were drilled on entrepreneurship skills.
Speaking after presenting certificates to the graduating youth, Inspiration Koner representative Wituly Mwenitete asked them to work hard and implement the ideas learnt.
“Leadership is not about positions but a role one plays, and l believe today we graduated leaders because they did not only learn about leadership but they also took responsibility to initiate projects that will transform their communities.” Mwenitete, who is one of the founders of the organization, said.
Inspiration Koner was founded in 2014 by Walusungu Ngulube and Mwenitete.
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