LEVERAGING ON THE CLERGY TO EMPOWER OUR YOUTH, LEAP
His Lordship Bishop David Kamau yesterday launched LEAP (learning, Engaging, Awareness, Practical) program targeting all priests working with young people in the Archdiocese of Nairobi.
LEAP, a program initiated by the Youth office, is a program meant to empower the youth on different capacities including financial management. The program, held at St. Paul’s Chaplaincy, was attended by 36 priests from different parishes. The program seeks to promote the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, in a manner suitable for our current times.
Speaking at the launch, His Lordship Bishop Kamau noted that the initiative whose timing is very relevant is highly welcome. “The program seeks to Learn, through Engaging with others, increasing Awareness, and calling to Practical action”, he added.
Fr. Edwin Hunja, who is the Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain, was keen to note that this is a program the office has been thinking of and the collaboration between the youth office and the LEAP initiative couldn’t come at a better time. He also encouraged the priests present to keep inspiring the youth, as they are the church of tomorrow.
The priests were trained on several topics including personal developments, self-awareness, mitigating negative social influences, addiction to substance and drug abuse and sexuality and reproduction.
This was the first training in a long series running up to next year where the youth office in collaboration with the LEAP initiative target to train youths in every parish of the archdiocese of Nairobi.