VYG Mozambique: “Mega Day” event brought together around 29,000 young people from the country

Mozambicans were present at Praça da Independência, in Maputo.

Recently, around 29,000 young Mozambicans were present at Praça da Independência, in the capital Maputo, Mozambique, to participate in the great event “Mega Day”, organised by Victory Youth Group (VYG) of the country. On that occasion, everyone was advised to fight for a better life.

Why is it important:

On June 25, 1975, Samora Machel announced to the Mozambican people the Proclamation of Independence “total and complete”. Therefore, the date that represents the conquest of freedom and the beginning of a new era of national sovereignty.

About the event:

With the motto “Do you want to be independent”? Young people were encouraged not to be financially and emotionally dependent on bad friendships and, most importantly, dependent on addictions.

In an environment of great animation and joy, with music and dancing, all the young people present had fun, but, above all, they heard crucial messages for a good path in society.

In addition, there were testimonials from former drug addicts who found support in the Universal Church youth group and testified that it is possible for a young person to get rid of drugs dependence.

Special presence:

On the occasion, Bishop Alaor Passos, responsible for Universal’s evangelistic work in the country, explained to young people about the importance of fighting to obtain true independence from addictions and above all to seek help from God.

In addition, Bishop Alaor and his wife spoke to young people with a theme focused on intelligent love.

The subject was chosen because, currently, many young people start their love life without being ready for it.

“It is necessary to talk to these people because, if they don’t learn now, they will probably make mistakes and already mark their adult life with love failure”, said the Bishop.

A thanks:

Also during the day, the Councilor for Culture and Tourism at the Maputo City Council, Isabel Macie, welcomed the VYG initiative and added that drugs constitute a public health problem with frightening numbers of addicts.

In 2020, 15,000 people were admitted to hospitals in the city of Maputo due to drug use, 70% of which are young people.

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