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Corps Africa founder, CEO pays courtesy call to Chakwera, commits to complement govt efforts to develop youths

Corps Africa has assured President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his administration of their commitment to complementing his government efforts to transform the social and economic livelihoods of the youth in Malawi.

The organization made the sentiments on Monday when its founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Liz Fanning, paid a courtesy call to Chakwera at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Corps Africa is a grouping of college-educated African volunteers in rural communities to identify and solve their most pressing local challenges.

In his remarks, the Malawi Corps Country Director, Arthur Nkosi, said the organization will continue collaborating with government to help it realize its Malawi 2063 development agenda.

“We want to groom the youth to become what they want and also become responsible citizens,” said Nkosi.

President Chakwera with Corps Africa Founder, CEO Liz Fanning

President Chakwera commended Corps Africa for investing its effort in grooming young people to bring about sustainable change within themselves and their communities.

He described youth empowerment as key to the transformation of the country into a self-reliant nation.

He thanked Fanning for choosing to positively impact the lives of young people in Malawi. 

He also praised the organization for coming up with solutions to the challenges that the youth face in their daily life.

He described Corps Africa as a partner to work with, to help in transforming Malawian communities.

“You could choose to do what you want, but you said no, let me empower the youth. Let us have more of these young people. I wish you all the best,” he said.

Ms Fanning explained that her organization decided to invest in Malawi youths to help them become effective leaders.

“Our main goal is to engage young people to bring out solutions that are sustainable,” she said.

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