Affiliates hail NYCOM
Affiliates of the National Youth Council of Malawi-NYCOM have lauded the organization for moving with digital times.
This was disclosed at the closing ceremony of a five-day digital web training the council held for its Lilongwe-based affiliates.
One of the participants, Franco Mwachande Jnr from Unity Youth for Development, said the training was very beneficial as it has helped the youth-led organizations wot move with digital times.
“Through the training, we now own a website for our organization. With this, we believe we will be able to share activities of our origination and easily attract donor funding,” Mwachande said.
Among other areas of focus, the affiliates have been trained in website development and management, as well as social media management.
“We mostly know social media as a tool for chatting. However, through this training we have seen how we prop up our activities, collaborate with like-minded organizations, and source funding, among others,” he explained.
NYCOM’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Maryrose Simbeye said separately the training is aligned with the Malawi 2063 pillar of utilizing digitalization for development.
“We took note of the affiliates’ ICT challenges and the training is in response to that. We want to have a network of youth-led organizations with a reputable digital presence considering the era we are living in,” she said.
The training is a commitment by NYCOM to see Malawian youths and organizations maximize the use of modern ICT technologies to enhance development in their communities.
The council with financial support from UNICEF Malawi has organized a series of training sessions with more affiliates Mzuzu and Blantyre.