Word of Life ministries has initiated a young adults’ conference that will see young people from different church denominations around Bulawayo being taught life skills.

In an interview with Southern Eye yesterday, the young adults’ fellowship conference head of department, Tambu Zimbodza, said the conference aimed at instilling a winning mentality in young people and encouraging them not to give up amid the economic challenges that beset the city.

“We will teach the young adults permanent life skills through the Word of God,” he said. “We realised that there were many challenges that affected young people, especially during the city’s economic meltdown.”

Zimbodza said the conference will dissuade young people from resorting to dangerous drugs and alcohol and being addicted to social networks that exposed them to harmful materials and crime.

The conference began on Friday and is expected to end today. It targets an audience of single young people aged 21 and above.

“The conference aims to receive the young adults across all religions to engage and mingle together and there would not be any discrimination,” he said.

Zimbodza said the end of the conference today will see a talent show being hosted where the young adults would showcase their musical and artistic talents.

He said the mission of the young adults’ conference was to create young adults with a clear spiritual direction, a healthy self-image and a strong social responsibility.