The CCAP’s Livingstonia Synod Health Department has emphasized the need for schools to institute children’s corners to enable learner’s access and show case their life skills.
The department deputy director Margret Msukwa made the remarks at Ikwendeni in Mzimba during a training workshop for 40 children’s on Life Skills.
Msukwa said that children’s corners help to shape learners to respond better to social pressures affecting their life. The initiative is part of the department’s contribution to health project the institution is co-implementing with the Ministry of Youth in Mzimba.
“This training has been supported by our colleagues from the Livingstonia health department looking at the gaps which are there among the young people especially on issues of life skills as survival towards them achieving their goal.
“There are a number of challenges in the area like decision making among the young people as well as the issues of self-esteem, self-awareness so that we can overcome the challenge of early marriages as well as pregnancy and encourage the young people to plan for the future and achieve their goals,” Said Samuel Thapasira Gondwe District youth officer for Mzimba.
He also added that they are also helping young people on how they could reach their colleagues, saying “because we cannot train everybody in the area so they were just representative from the number of the Youth Clubs or Children’s Corners and we also teach them about issues of HIV/AIDS”.-MBC