Christian Youths from over 15 churches in the high density suburb of Kuwadzana have formed an association meant to foster unity, peace and development in the area.

The Kuwadzana Youth Fraternal (KYF) association is made up of youths from various churches which include Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, The Salvation Army, the Anglican Church, The United Methodist Church, and Reformed Church in Zimbabwe among others.

Speaking at the launch of the association held at United Presbyterian Church in Kuwadzana last Sunday, Reverend Shepherd Gwende of the Anglican Church, expressed optimism the association would go a long way in fostering peace and development in the community.

“We are meeting here in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ as one family and therefore we should remain as one, promoting peace and development for the betterment of this community and our country at large,” Gwende said.

“We may come from different churches but we are one since we all believe in same God. We are not different we all want to see a better Kuwadzana and to arrive to the Promised Land.”

Gwende urged youths to work hard to improve their livelihoods.

“Everything comes with hard work, therefore I urge you to spend much of your time working to improve your lives and our country. Desist from all social ills that destroy your bright future,” he said.

Speaking at the same occasion, KYF chairperson Norest Ajapa from The United Presbyterian Church commended youths for coming up together to improve the suburb.

“Today is a big day for us. We have started a journey which we should continue together until we reach to the Promised Land. As youths we have one vision; we all want   a better future hence let’s continue in peace and unity,” Ajapa said.

“As part of our programs as KYF, we want to introduce local leagues for soccer, netball, basketball and others we can agree on. In addition to that we will also have local music festivals where we all take part because our other vision is to nature talents with us.”