Zway: It was indeed a great moment of joy and integration for the entire youth of the oratories of the North and South as two SYM gatherings were held in the province in the month of April and May. The visit of Youth Ministry delegate to the various oratories of the province prior to the SYM gathering made the ground ready for such a get-together.
The SYM 2017 had as its theme, “We are a Family”. The SYM of the north was held at Makelle from 28 – 30 April that saw the wide participation of more than 90 young people who came from the various houses in the north. The presence of FMA Adwa also added a special flavor to the whole gathering. There were invited speakers like Abba Mussie Dory, Abba Teum Berhe, Abba Samuel Abreha, and Vol. Bruno Minini who also gave special sessions to the young people which was very much appreciated by everyone. Similar gathering of SYM in the south was held at Zway from 5 – 7 May. The event gathered together a total of more than 180 young people who had gathered from the various houses of the south. The two FMA houses of Dilla and Zway were also present for the gathering. In the south too there were eminent speakers like Abba Groum SJ, Sr. Aigena FMA and the others who came to take sessions for young people. The Inter-Oratory matches, Quiz competitions, Group sharing, and many other sessions made the SYM active and participative. The “Best Oratory Cup” of the year was won by FMA Adwa in the north and SDB Gambella in the south.