Trace Kanyongolo, Executive Director of YMV said it is sad to note that a lot of young people in the country engage in immoral behaviours. He said it is the wish of his organization to see transformed youths who can dedicate their time to develop the nation through skills.
“Youths are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today. Young people are social actors of change and progress. They are a crucial segment of a nation's development. Their contribution, therefore, is highly needed,” said Kanyongolo.
He noted that proper guidance and direction can bring the youths in the forefront of national development. According to him, youths in the country have bubbling enthusiasm which has to be regulated and utilized in the right way.
“We need to change our mindset as youths towards society progress; we should not always wait for government to do something for us, we need to play our role. We need to remember that we are backbone to the nation. Youths can change the future of the society with their wellbeing and courageous behaviour. When the young are empowered, the society becomes a good place for all to live,” explained Kanyongolo.
Young Minds Vision (YMV) started in 2013 with an aim of enlightening the youths to be self reliant and practical in a society by being hardworking in education and participating in socio-economic development. YMV has outreach programmes on youth development among others.