Principal for Destiny college of leadership and development Bishop Andrew Mankhanamba says they have joined the International Christian Youth (ICY) and Africa for sustainable development Goals (SDGs), in raising awareness on SDGs and how to achieve the development goals.
Bishop Mankhanamba said at Balaka stadium on Saturday, when 135 students graduated with diplomas in leadership and development.
"People are still not aware of what constitutes the SDGs, and we thought of starting with our students who are going out there, to take that role. It is only through awareness and asking everyone to take part, for Malawi to achieve these goals," said Bishop Mankhanamba.
Dr. Joe Bonga, director for International Christian Youth in Africa, also chief executive for Africa for SDGs, commended Destiny college for taking a role towards raising awareness.
He said:- "This is a welcome development and I urge the graduates to use the skills attained, to assist efforts towards meeting sustainable development Goals. Every person need to take action if we are to achieve these important development goals."
One of the graduates Yvonne Mtalulamusi, said they have attained skills that will help them create job opportunities, rather than waiting for employment.
Apart from offering leadership and development skills, Destiny college Malawi has announced plans to introduce vocational skills training in partnership with Technical Entrepreneur and Vocational Training Authority (TEVETA).