By Andrew Ndhlovu – Mana.
Media in Education Trust Africa, Country Manager, Bukelwa Ntlabati has challenged education stakeholders in the country to be committed in improving the lives of children if the country was to achieve meaningful and sustainable education department.
She made the remarks on Wednesday at Bwaila Secondary School during a Jamboree on integrated service delivery in education under the theme “Improving the lives of children and Youth through future life now project aimed at equipping secondary school student’s knowledge and skills on how best to eradicate new infections by end of 2030”.
Ntlabati encouraged education stakeholders to put their hands together in tackling Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV prevention, gender equality and climate change issues.
“We are encouraging all education stakeholders present here and the community out there to work for the benefit of the youths to become role models in the 21st century generation. Youth empowerment is vital for the country’s development as such there is needed to promote sustainable empowerment practices for them to excel,” the Country Manager said.
Schools Health and Nutrition Director in the Ministry of Education, Virginia Kachigunda stressed the need for all stakeholders to step-up their efforts in the implementation of future life now project in order to eradicate challenges facing the youth and called upon all youths in the country to rise up.
“I quoted Oliver Thambo, Son of Africa who said,”The children of any nation are its future and the country’s future belongs to children, if the country does not embrace the youths it has no future,” she said.
Commenting on the development, Joyce Hamsin who represented the Central West Education Division (CWED) Manager said Future life now project is Crucial in equipping the youth with knowledge and skills beneficial for them to improve their lives.
“As a division, we will try to work collaboratively with all stakeholders for the smooth implementation of the project so that it benefits our youth throughout the acquisition of necessary skills that will help eradicate new infections” she said