The 11th Panafrican Council of IYCS was officially launched today in Harare, Capital city of Zimbabwe, in the presence of many delegates from national YCS movements.
The opening mass was held at Harare Sacred Heart Cathedral and was celebrated by the father in charge of that parish, along with the chaplains from the national movements who are attending the council.
After the mass, the YCS’ers left for the Zesa Training Center for the launching of activities.
In order to welcome the attending national movements, national anthemd from each of their countries were executed. Some traditional songs from Zimbabwe were animating the opening. Afterwards came some remarks from the national chaplain of YCS ZIMBABWE, from the national president, and from the representative of former YCS’ers.
The Panafrican Coordinator, Innocent Odongo, then spoke and introduced the the members of the Regional Secretariate and the attending former YCS’ers.
After that, Father Édouard Mombili, from SCEAM presented the theme of this council and linked it to the resolutions from Christus Vivit 1 and 2.
The Panafrican Chaplain then officially launched the 11th Panafrican Council, under the theme:
“Youth engaging towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s): The contribution of students in Africa”.