News from NAREP-Uk Branch
On 2nd August 2013, we were invited to join Mzwandile Masina the new ANC Youth League convenor, currently visiting the UK, to the laying of a wreath ceremony at the Hector Pieterson memorial statue in Brixton, to commemorate the 37th anniversary. At the tender age of 13, Hector Pieterson is the first child tragically killed during the 1976 Soweto youth uprising against the apartheid regime. Picture: Left to right:Alfred Miti (NAREP UK Secretary), Mzwandile Masina (ANC Youth League Convenor) and Pascal Nsokolo (NAREP International Coordinator)
Speaking at the ceremony Pascal Nsokolo, NAREP International Co-ordinator who delivered a message of support and solidarity to the ANC said, " I feel distinctly honoured for the invite extended to my colleagues and I to join you on this sombre occasion as you commemorate the 37th anniversary for Hector Pieterson, tragically killed during the 1976 Soweto youth uprising against the apartheid regime. Allow me therefore, to convey respectfully and humbly my message of support and solidarity on this occasion. On behalf of NAREP and indeed the youth of Zambia, I would further like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Hector Pieterson. We offer our support and solidarity and look forward to working in collaboration with you in the diaspora and also for peace and prosperity of the Southern African region".
For NAREP, this serves as a stark reminder of the need to value our youth and invest in them - not just as nation builders, but also as future leaders. NAREP Empowerment and Enterprise Plan (NEEP) for youth and women is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the future for the youth and our country. It makes the chances of creating a new generation of responsible, visionary leaders a real possibility. We are adamant that youth issues should be addressed as a matter of urgency regardless of who is in government. That is why we continue to appeal to every well-meaning Zambian to endorse NEEP - http://chn.ge/18Y4N90