The JCAM Social Ministries’ Annual Meeting was held in Zambia from 4th August to 6th August 2018.
This year’s Annual Meeting marked the launch of the JASCNET Strategic Plan 2019-2023 which was flagged off by the JCAM President, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ who was in attendance throughout the meeting.
Delegates at the meeting discussed various issues that ranged from gender mainstreaming in the JASCNET strategic plans to discussions on governance and the financial self-sustenance of the network through social entrepreneurship. The delegates who mainly comprised of directors of social centres in different African countries agreed to go back to their respective countries and champion the implementation of the JASCNET Strategic Plan.
At the end of the Annual Meeting, the JCAM President, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator urged the delegates to be ambitious, to be bold and to be global as they take all the lessons learnt and begin to implement the much-needed social change in Africa. He further emphasized the need for the delegates to recognize the clout they possess and use it to think expansively and amplify the social impact of the network.
The JACSNET Director, Fr. Charles Chilufya, underscored the need for the network to institutionalize its vision and objectives and collaborate with different specialized organizations to expedite the impact of the network. He also re-emphasized the need to incorporate programs that will make the network self-sustainable in the coming years.