Maputo, 30 July, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have been reaching out to the youth in a Mozambican Province following the Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa, that ravaged parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in March 2019.
In an interview with ACI Africa, the Director of the Harare-based Jesuit Social Justice and Development Centre, Silveira House, explained how Jesuits of the SAP are empowering the youth in Mozambique’s Sofala Province through an initiative dubbed: Beyond Cyclone Idai.
“Jesuits in Africa initiated various projects including technical and vocational skills training for the youth as part of the post disaster reconstruction projects,” Fr. Anold Moyo said during the July 22 interview.
Fr. Moyo added, “In Mozambique, the project has been focusing on the construction of infrastructure, focusing on schools and community centers, as well as technical skills training and economic empowerment for the youth.”
The Zimbabwean-born Jesuit Priest said that the primary objective of the two-year project that is being realized in the Province covered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Beira is to “provide access to a good learning environment by reconstructing facilities such as community training centers and schools.”