Cepa bemoans lack of career guidance

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) says lack of motivational talks among youths in the country is preventing them from pursuing their desired careers

Speaking during a motivational talk in Nkhotakota on Wednesday Cepa project officer Tionge Chirwa said youths in some parts of the country indulge in anti-social behaviour due to lack of career guidance.

Chirwa (standing) speaking during the motivational talk

She observed that some youths do not have clear goals in life, a development which affects their chances of realising their full potential.

“Everybody needs motivation in life. Youths need to set clear goals in life for them to maximise their potential,” she said.

Nkhotakota district youth officer Chifundo Mwale called on youths to refrain from behaviour that might ruin their future.

“Youths should invest their time in activities that will help push their careers. For instance, they should be involved in youth clubs in their areas where they can get tips on how they can accomplish their goals” he said.

Young Women Can Do It youth clubs chairperson Wezzie Banda applauded the Cepa for the event, saying it will help the youth to focus on their goals.

The motivational talk was organised as part of the “My Life My Choice” project Cepa is jointly implementing with Network for Youth Development (NFYD) and Biodiversity Conservation Initiative in Nkhotakota, Lilongwe, Dowa and Mzimba with funding from Norwegian government.

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