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KHANJE—We will continue engaging the youth

National Planning Commission (NPC) has introduced one off youth essay and art competition on national transformation 2063.

NPC Communications Specialist, Thom Khanje, said Monday that the commission we will continue engaging the youth and other sections of the society on the envisioned Vision 2063 and other national development plans through various means including essay and art contest.

The organisation has since called for entries for the competition running under the banner of ‘My Future, Our Future Youth Essay and Art Competition on National Transformation 2063.

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Khanje said the competition was targeting students aged 10 to 25 in primary, secondary and tertiary.

“With Malawi being a youthful nation, it is only proper that the youth have a bigger say towards the country’s future. It is on this basis that the National Planning Commission in collaboration with its Youth Core Advisory Panel (Youth CAP) and with support from the National Youth Council of Malawi, Unicef and the World Bank have introduced this contest,” he said.

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The competition is in three categories of primary, secondary and tertiary students and that each category will have top three winners set to go away with prizes such as laptops and other educational materials as well as cash.

NPC says in a statement that for the essay competition, each interested individual should submit one essay with not more than 300 words explaining one’s development vision for Malawi/ aspired for 2063 and secondly suggestions of what needs to be done for that vision to be achieved.

For the art contest, each interested individual should submit one painting or drawing art work depicting their vision for Malawi for 2063.

The statement also indicates that typed or handwritten essays or the finished art work together with cover letter containing postal details, phone number and particulars of the class and school students go to, should be sent to NPC not later than June 19 2020.

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