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“YOUTH ARE CORE COMPONENT IN SUSTAINABILITY OF CULTURE” UNESCO
By Jecina Chikwelete
The United Nations education and scientific agency (UNESCO) says the country should engage young people more in cultural preservation initiatives.
The remarks were over the weekend during the ETHNO music camp at Chingalire cultural centre in Lilongwe organized by Music Crossroads Malawi.
Speaking with Timveni news desk, UNESCO’s country office senior assistant executive secretary responsible for culture Christopher Magomelo stressed "youths are the core component in sustainability of culture".
Magomelo that UNESCO strongly believes in inclusion of youths in cultural preservation.
In his remarks, director for Music Crossroads Malawi Gayiyaye Mathews Mfune expressed joy that the music camp went ahead amidst Covid-19 restrictions.
Mfune added that youths need to take a leading role to ensure success in preservation of culture.