"Shaping a sustainable future in the light of volunteering"
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April 2016 Edition

Dear Friends!

This month, Pope Francis invites us to pray for small farmers, “that they may receive a just reward for their precious labour”. His intention for evangelization is “that Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts”.

The two are closely linked and particularly relevant for young people in Africa. As a result of climate change and land degradation, farming is becoming increasingly challenging, especially for small farmers in Africa, where vulnerable ecosystems become even more fragile. The average age of farmers in Africa is 60, on a continent that has the youngest population in the world. Caring for the land, for creation, therefore means it can continue to sustain us, and contribute to lesser conflicts.
At CYNESA, we rededicate ourselves to this mission, and invite you, in gratitude for your support, to continue journeying with us. A better world is possible!

Allen Ottaro,
Founding Executive Director,
Shaping A Sustainable Future:
An Encounter With Ban Ki-moon
Paris Agreement 2016 - Ban Ki Moon
"On the 11th of March, I was one of the 3 students from Bonn’s United Nations University, selected to represent the UN in Germany at a meeting with the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The city of Bonn was celebrating 20 years of being the United Nations city of Germany, with the opening event themed 20 years of Bonn as a UN city – shaping a sustainable future in the light of volunteering."
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Form 4 Loyola Student Writes Award Winning Poem On Youth For Sustainable Development Goals
 Rose Kudema - Loyola High School Tanzania
Rose Kudema is a Form Four student and CYNESA member at Loyola High School in Tanzania. She shares her award wining Poem 'Youth For Sustainable Development Goals', challenging her fellow youth to use their talents and skills in raising awareness on Climate Change. 
Read Roses' Poem on CYNESA Blog
Vatican Radio - Africa Feature
Kenya: Children plant 1000 trees in Pope Francis forest
Pope Francis Forest 2016 Mombasa Kenya
"‘In the book of Genesis, God created human beings and told them to be caretakers of creation. Pope Francis always reminds us to care for the environment,” Archbishop Martin Kivuva of Mombasa-Kenya.
Read The Vatican Radio - Africa Feature on Pope Francis Forest
Mr. Clive Pawakwenyewa
Coordinator, CYNESA Zimbabwe.
My name is Clive Pawakwenyewa, I was born in 1993 in Harare Zimbabwe; educated at Courtney Selous for my primary school and the Jesuit run St Ignatius College for my high school. I finished Advanced levels in 2011.
In 2012, I was accepted into the Youth Peer Facilitator program of the Jesuit AIDS Project, a Jesuit social apostolate that focuses on behavior change in young people, advocacy and other areas of HIV/Aids response. In 2012, I also enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe for a BSc (Hons) in Sociology.
In November the same year, I was approached by Br. Ngonidzashe Edward S.J
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