NCPD DIRECTOR GENERAL ADDRESSES THE 64TH NCCK GA ON THE YOUTH BULGE
The NCPD’s Director General Dr. Mohamed Sheikh has cautioned that the rising cases of teenage pregnancies in Kenya could be a big threat to the country reaping its Demographic Dividend. He called on the churches and all religious leaders to educate the youth on family norms as one of the interventions to curb the rising cases of teen pregnancies. Dr. Mohamed spoke at the 64th NCCK General Assembly on the youth bulge held on 23rd August, 2021 tat St. Paul’s University in Limuru.
Addressing the issue of the youth population, Dr. Mohamed noted that Kenya has a youthful population of 13.7 million making it about 29% of the total population of the people aged 18-35 years. He noted that the youth have an important role to play in the Kenya’s efforts to attain its demographic dividend. He challenged the youth to participate constructively in governance issues, remain healthy and acquire good education while exercising utmost responsibility in their day to day lives. Dr. Mohamed’s session entailed the Kenya’s Youth Demographics: Opportunities, Challenges and Implication on Development.
Serving as a leading voice of witness to Jesus Christ since 1913, the NCCK is a family of churches and organisations bringing together more than 16 million Christians united in faith and mission and transforming lives.
The General Assembly is the highest governance organ of the NCCK, and meets once every three years. The theme of the 64th General Assembly was “Wholesome Youth for a Wholesome Society (1 Timothy 4:12)”.