The Director of Mobile Youth Network (MOYONE) from Mangochi district, Shaban Alick Sinoya is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Geological Engineering (Honours) from the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) during the institution’s graduation ceremony scheduled for tomorrow, 5th April, 2023 at the Great Hall in Zomba.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Muslim Media Agency, Sinoya commits to use his organization to empower youths in Mangochi district.
He says it is high time graduates should start being innovative rather than waiting for white collar jobs.
“I want to send the massage to my fellow graduates to always think out the box, be innovative to create jobs for others instead of relying on the Government to employ us,” he says.
Sinoya gives an example of giving back to community through different awareness that he has been conducting.
“As such, I want the Mobile Youth Network to benefits all Malawians more especially the youth that’s why we started the Back to school Awareness Campaign to help the government in improving the quality of education.
If we can get the required support from the government and other stakeholders, we have the capacity to deliver for the benefit of this country,” he says.
MOYONE Director adds: ” Despite being an Engineer, I have proven myself of working in any other social works as the way am doing with Mobile Youth Network.”
According to Sinoya, “Back-to-School Campaign” aims at supporting teen-mothers back to school, supporting the
government in improving the quality of education, zero school dropout campaign in Mangochi, providing platforms for career guidance and motivation talks to the youth, and embracing the mindset change towards the Malawi 2063 development blueprint.
“The youth population is an asset of this nation. We are the factor of national power that, if rightly utilized, can lead a country the heights of glory and prosperity. The youth are an integral part of our society, just like flowers,and they have an important role to play,”
“Any society is incomplete without the participation of young blood. As is rightly said, “youth is the force, hope and leaders of tomorrow” as they are the face of our community,society and
country at large. Change starts with young people,pushing our government or system to do its job effectively,”he says.
Sinoya says most their projects in Mangochi are performed poorly due to lack of youth inclusion and participation in development activities.
“Through this awareness campaign, youth would be able to combat challenges that may be affecting them in the society and to enhance various sectors in the
“As an Organization, we are finding it difficult to achieve our goals due to lack of resources. Therefore, we are hereby appealing to the government and other stakeholders for support.As of now, we do not have partners, sponsors or donors to support us.It always seems impossible until it is done,” he says.
Meanwhile, MOYONE has two campaigns namely Mobile Sports Initiative and Back-to-school Awareness Campaign. Mobile Sports Initiative aims at desseminating vital information to the communities through sports.