News Release

Interfaith Youth Leadership Summit in Kasoa Ghana

Coming together to face our challenges

The Interfaith Youth Leadership Summit is an annual collaborative effort that brings together young students, youth leaders, religious organizations, educationists, government agencies, traditional rulers and opinion leaders within a community to discuss and find solutions to the challenges confronting the youth in the community.

This year’s Youth Leadership Summit was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kasoa on Wednesday May 25, 2022 with the theme “Agency & Taking Responsibility for Your Actions.”

The program was organized by the National Communications of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Social Welfare Department, Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly of the Central Region, and Kasoa Ofaakor Traditional Council Chief (Nii Nai Opei), including the Islamic Community of Kasoa.

The youth of today have at their disposal great opportunities which comes with diverse challenges. It is therefore imperative for us leaders to support and provide them with directions that will help shape their thoughts and behavior positively.

The youth participants which numbered over 300 were divided into four groups with a facilitator, coordinator and supervisor per each group.

Group-1 facilitator, Mrs. Pearl Larbie Onwuzuruike took her youth through “The difference between Free Will and Free Agency.” And the choices we make in life and its related consequences.

Rev. Stephen Owusu did justice to the subject “My responsibility for my success and failure in my life.” With the group-2 students.

While Mr. Eric Ampofo handled group-3 with the topic “Factors That Affect the Choices We Make In Life.” And discussed the question; what role can the family play to help the rising generation make good choices in their lives?

Group-4 was led by Alhaji Abdul Aziz Ismail Otoo, who treated the topic “Our cultural beliefs and how they help the rising generation in making good choices in life.”

The program exceeded the expectation of both participants and organizers as the discussions were very passionate coupled with the extraordinary attendance numbers.

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