What we do
The East Africa Regional Training and exchange was held on the theme “Building the Future of Young People through Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in Lilongwe, Malawi from 25th August-1st of September 2018.Young leaders from Young Christian Workers (YCW) movements in East Africa region were engaged in seven days of meetings, sharing, learning, reflection, exchange, and deepening their understanding on the realities lived by the young people from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi.
In September this year I was given a precious opportunity to attend the ICYCW Asia Leaders’ Meeting of training and exchange held in Butuan-City, Philippines.
As a part of the preparation, Korea YCW studied the situation of life of young people in our country in order to bring to the meeting young people’s concerns, worries and hopes to share with other YCWs in Asia. This included reflection on: Internet addiction, extremely expensive tuition at the University and obligatory military service for young men.
Origin of the Project
In May 2003, during a meeting of ICYCW International Chaplains - past and present – the lack of visibility of the ICYCW at international level was noted. From this came the idea of launching a big international survey on young workers.