Faced with the challenge of unemployment amid worrying poverty levels in Angola, young people in the Southern African country are resorting to desperate measures to cope, including drug abuse, a trainee at Together for a New Africa (T4NA) has said.
Plans to expand Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Sophia University Institute, may include bringing universities offering leadership courses in Africa on board, an official at the Italy-based university has said.
One of the founders of Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Italy-based Sophia University Institute and other young leaders committed to shaping “a new Africa”, is optimistic that the initiative will give birth to an institution of higher learning that will serve African students, allowing them to gain skills that are taught at the institution that is supported by the Focolare Movement.
What started four years ago as a burning desire by a handful of students of Italy-based Sophia University Institute to transfer the learning institution’s culture of unity to Africa has evolved into a gigantic initiative of young changemakers that now covers 14 African countries.
Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged the Focolare Movement to have “dynamic fidelity” as the third president of the international Catholic organization begins her term.
The Focolare Movement will initiate an independent review of the group’s handling of sexual abuse allegations.
On Wednesday, January 22, the centenary birthday of Italian-born Chiara Lubich who founded the Focolare Movement, various members have reflected on the significance of this celebration and recounted her legacy through messages that are inspired by the goal of the 76-year-old movement of spiritual and social renewal, which is “to promote brotherhood and to achieve a more united world in which people respect and value diversity” in the light of Gospel values.