The Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme includes those CITW youth who have progressed from Eco-Club members in primary school,and are now at secondary school level, or tertiary and beyond. At national level there are over 160 active members. This group is led by an executive committee of 10 members who are also involved in the planning major CITW activities.

The most recent meeting was held in Blantyre; members reviewed the planning and projects completed for 2018, then drafted their plans for 2019.

The session also reviewed the 2018 annual Eco and YES camps for the year, which took place at Chintheche Inn from November 28 to December 14th.

During November, another major activity for the YES Programme included the “A home should have a rubbish pit” campaign. This activity involved community and door-to-door awareness about the need for houses to have rubbish pits as a way of improving sanitation, at home and in the community as a whole. In the homes of the elderly, the youth dug a pit for them, as part of their Leadership and Service commitment.

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