MAKAMBA January 31st (ABP) – The Faith School of Mont Sion Gikungu in partnership with the Community Supermarket (SUMACO) and Caritas Burundi, supported by the Diocese of Rotternburg, proceeded on Friday, January 27, 2023, in Nyanza-Lac of Makamba province, at the opening of the year of peace 2023. That opening coincided with a youth forum organized under the theme: “Managing social antagonisms”, a check in Nyanza-Lac by ABP has revealed.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bururi, Msgr. Salvator Niciteretse, gave advice to young people, saying that every young person must follow and implement the advice of the administrative officials, inviting them to pool their thoughts and efforts to accelerate their development in particular and that of the country in general.
For her part, the provincial governor, Mrs. Françoise Ngozirazana, thanked the initiators of that work, thus asking for the expansion of SUMACO’s activities to other communes of the province, in order to maintain the balance of the development of the people living in the province.
The chairman of SUMACO, who is also an expert in project design and peace education, Mr. Aloys Misago, indicated that today’s youth need to sit together in order to develop their talents despite their diversity. He appealed to young people to go about development activities instead of letting themselves be prowled or standing with their hands crossed since they have everything in front of them.
He further indicated that a peace center will be built in the parish of ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’ of Nyanza-Lac, to strengthen the culture of peace and reconciliation, which will be beneficial for the sub-region.
More than 250 young people came to participate in that forum. He closed the activities with the awarding of prizes consisting of 10 bicycles to each of the beneficiaries of the training, including the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary of Nyanza-Lac, the Pentecostal Church of Nyanza-Lac and the Catholic parish of Munege, who distinguished themselves in the management and design of socio-economic projects that put youth at the center.