2022 Youth Day in Assumption Parish, Mazabuka, Zambia
On 12th March 2022, the youth of Assumption Parish observed National Youth Day. The theme was increasing youth engagement at all levels of national development.
Over 350 young people attended the exciting day that included talks on youth development, quiz competition, cultural programme and sports. The day ended with a BBQ party.
A similar celebration was organised in 2021 by SERVE long term volunteer, Darren Hennelly. It fills us with hope to see the initiative continue this year.
SERVE sent a funding of €300 towards the celebration to cover costs of food, drinks, supplies for the BBQ including cookware, hand sanitiser and transport for young people.
The Assumption Parish community raised the remaining funds to organise a successful day. Young people attending paid 20 Khwacha (€1) for a ticket to attend the day. Their ticket included the travel, food and drinks for the day.
This event is an example of facilitating sustainable development for our partners contributing to SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.