JC and the Youth

Lawrence Temfwe Jr Media Officer at Jubilee Centre (JC) and who represents JC on the Ndola Youth Coordinating Committee was recently appointed Chairperson. This governmental committee is selected on provincial level; the organizations represented are those that are actively involved in youth activities in the area of empowerment, service and advocacy. Recently the committee mobilized 48 youth and connected them to Seeds of Hope, which gave them training in agriculture. Among the downsized 32 were two from the JC church network Rebecca and Samson (from Bread of Life Mapalo). Answering questions from Muvi Television journalist on the program youths are doing at Seeds of Hope Lawrence stated that he was very excited to be appointed into this influential committee that is a voice for the youth in the nation. He said, “I have studied the objectives of the National Youth Policy and this is in line with what we are doing with churches in the JC network.” For example one of the specific objectives of the national youth policy is, “to provide youths with agricultural management and marketing skills in order for them to operate on a commercial basis.”

 From Left: Samson (student), Agatha (supervisor), Ben Chisani (provincial youth coordinator), and Lawrence Temfwe jr (chair of district youth) speaking to Muvi Television

As Jubilee Centre we are actively involved in empowering youths in agriculture activities supporting them with skills, seeds and fertilizer. I am therefore encouraged that through this initiative we can have churches participate in government activities to reduce unemployment rates for our youths” He concluded, “It is amazing to witness the results of hard work when the youth of our community are focused on a particular goal.”