STUM Wants Children Trained Against Corruption At Tender Age
The Sunday School Teachers United Movement in Malawi - STUM says the continued rise in corrupt practices and moral decay among the country's citizens can be nipped in the bud if kids are trained to virtues such as honest and integrity at a tender age.
According to STUM Chief Executive Officer Reverend John Msowoya, most children become unreliable when they grow up because most of them are not taught good morals at a young age.
Msowoya believes a change in mindset is what the children need for them to be dependable and responsible citizens in the future.
Said Msowoya; "The issue of corruption will be a different story because we are targeting the generation which we are teaching them how to give, how to support in development. In this nature the young generation will perform better than we are doing currently ourselves."
Msowoya was speaking during a meeting with Sunday School teachers in Mzimba, under a project dubbed Palmful hand of maize
The grouping seeks to teach children the importance of sharing with the needy, a thing which would eventually help change their mindset.
Senior Inkosana David Sibande of Mzimba has commended the project saying it doesn't take a lot to give, adding that, this will help develop a good mindset of children.
"The children have to know the goodness of giving, not just receiving". Said Inkosana Sibande
Chairperson for Mzimba Pastors Fraternal, Apostle Frank Malenga Phiri also emphasized the need for parents to be on the forefront in encouraging their children to be better citizens for the country.