On Sunday, 2 March 2014 Fr. Mario Pacifici had an audience with students in the Umodzi Hall immediately after mass which was celebrated by Don Cesare Castelli where he advised the students to be hard working in everything. Fr. Mario tackled a lot of pertinent issues affecting the lives of young people. This was the first time since he came from Italy that he talked to the students.
During the same audience he asked both the senior and junior staff of AEI to accept their responsibilities with humility.
“Take your “job” as a responsibility to serve others not vice versa,” he advised.
ABOUT USIn southern Malawi, and precisely in Balaka, Father Mario Pacifici, Monfort missionary, arrived here thirty five years ago and founded with Cesare Castelli the "Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust" which now has nearly 700 workers. The Cooperative operates within four areas of development:
- People find jobs in the 33 activities of Andiamo, including health care, education, vocational training, construction, agriculture, mechanics, sports, and last but not the musical one. Precisely in this context born the Alleluya Band, a band created in 1978 as a church choir and now became the point of musical reference throughout Malawi. Our representative in Italy is Orizzonte Malawi onlus, that use the valuable collaboration of many associations: