Celebrating Youth Day – New challenges, new initiatives (Zambia)
IAYSP-Zambia, in partnership with Vic Talk Motivation and Global Youth Inspiration, organized a youth seminar with the Theme “New challenges, new initiatives” to celebrate youth day on March 12, 2021, at Peace Embassy Building Lusaka Zambia. Its purpose was to celebrate Youth Day in Zambia and network with other youth organizations to find ways to work together to change our country for the better.
The program began with opening remarks from one of the youth from the Global Youth Inspiration. Then, it was followed by IAYSP Zambia chapter president, Soondo Mutewa. He shared an introduction to IAYSP, some activities which were done last year, and the upcoming ones.
This sharing sparked a lot of interest from the participants and also the guest speakers. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. James Chola, a Dean from a university called Cavendish University in Lusaka. He shared the importance of volunteer activities with youth NGOs and how they can be a platform. Not only to get the experience the students need in their different fields of study but to contribute to society. He also gave an inspirational message to the participants to work hard and follow their dreams despite the lonely path one has to accept in their journey.
The event also had an adolescent youth activist with the name Bertha Chulu. She advocates stopping early marriages and also teenage pregnancies. Miss Bertha also shared her experience with volunteer activities and how it helped her grow to be the person she is today.
Volunteer activities also helped her get trained even by the UN. She encouraged the participants to get active with youth NGOs and use it as an opportunity to catapult their way forward toward realizing their dream.
The event was then closed by receiving closing remarks from the president of GYI, Miss Joyce Cholwe, who thanked everyone for their participation and welcomed everyone to become part of the activities the organizations would do together.