‘Young people are tools for transformation’

Light of Youth Creative Organisation (LYCO), a Lilongwe-based theatre group, says the youth are tools for transformation and should play a big role in disseminating information through theatre.

Speaking in an interview on Saturday during National Schools Youth Arts Festival (Nasfest) for the Central Region in Lilongwe, LYCO director James Kitchen said the competition was introduced to disseminate information to society and take arts as a career, among other objectives.

Fumbani Phiri acting in one of the plays

“The youth have potential to achieve their dreams, they can bring change in society as tools for disseminating information for transformation. Art should not just be taken for entertainment but also as a profession,” he said.

The festival was organised by the Department of Culture and Ministry of Education Science and Technology, among other stakeholders.

This year’s theme is ‘Youth in action to eliminate harmful cultural practices’.

Lilongwe Girls Secondary School scored 72.33 percent to come first, followed by Likuni Boys Secondary School which scored 69.0 percent.

Wezzie Jere, a Lilongwe Girls Secondary School student, expressed happiness after emerging as one of the best actresses in a male role.

“I am happy with the talent I have because taking a male role while you are a female is not simple. This simply means that I am able to perform,” she said. n

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