Ungweru which means Light in the Tumbuka language is the organisation that has offered SELL (Sharing Education Learning for Life) a space to develop from here in Northern Malawi under the auspices of Mzuzu Diocese. The welcome has been warm and there is excitement in moving towards rolling out the SELL with a like minded group of young people.
Just a week ago I had the opportunity to present an overview of SELL to young adults from south of Mzuzu – two hours drive south of Mzuzu at Katete community. Those who came travelled in from Mzimba, Embangweni, Nkhamenya, and Bowe. Many were assisted to come by the priests of their community. The gathering was wonderful. Great questions, lots of discussion and sincere interest. My heart was lifted – it was much better for my spirit than watching blocks being laid one on top of another! The group of 69 young folk aged 19 – 32 years all agreed that they want SELL to come to their local communities. So I shared with them how that can be done as we will seek volunteers from among them to take the Training and we will accompany them as they gain confidence to roll out the programme to many others.
It's great to see SELL a ministry of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society beginning in Malawi, thanks to the welcome from the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu.
We have begun - more updates will follow as time goes by.
Leo Traynor for the SELL Team at the Youth Development Unit of Ungweru. Mzuzu. Malawi