The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC); Youth department hosted The Student Christian Movement of Kenya (SCM) on 21st August 2019. The meeting held at the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) boardroom brought together fifteen members of SCM from different universities. In the meeting was Dr. Rev. Lydia Mwaniki, Gender, Women and Youth Director, AACC, Mr. Collins Shava, Executive Secretary for Youth at AACC and Mr. Maxwell Omondi the Administrative and Finance Director for World Student Christian Federation in Africa.
Rev. Dr. Mwaniki expressed optimism and admiration for the enthusiasm and energy displayed by the young leaders. She noted that the AACC recognizes the role of youth in society and the many challenges they face. Africa is home to the youngest population globally and has seen the young population being exposed to political, social and economic frustrations with unemployment and radicalization being very rampant.
Leb by Collins Shava, Executive Secretary, Youth. AACC has put in place mechanisms for youth engagement and participation, with young leaders leading this wave. In this resolve, AACC is looking to work with the youth and partner with movements and organizations who are actively involved in youth affairs such as; World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and the Student Christian Movement of Kenya (SCM).
Student Christian Movement of Kenya (SCM), led by the newly inaugurated chairperson, Ms. Jennifer Muthoki, highlighted some of their achievements. They held a Cycling for the Environment event which was an advocacy and campaign event meant to raise awareness on the effects of coal and other industrious pollutants used. The event was a platform to reject coal mining and related activities by the government.
Mr. Maxwell Omondi thanked the AACC for their hospitability in providing a meeting venue and support to the SCM. He observed that certainly the AACC has a keen interest in the youth and they look forward to partnering in many future events.