Christian Youth Development Organization (CYDO) is a religious, non-profit Christian Organization in Malawi. It was founded in 2002 by Max-Howard Mgala. CYDO’s aim is to present the gospel to the youth. It achieves this through a number of arts and cultural activities. These include: hip-hop music, gospel music, drama, singing competitions, playing pool table, playing table tennis, watching Christian movies and many other entertainment and recreational sports. These activities assist to mobilize and target them with the message of God for salvation.
Such activities assist to raise their level of prayer, leadership, evangelism to develop more effective ministry for youth to participate to the development in all areas. The organisation operates as an umbrella organization, networking all church based youth clubs and youth ministries in the country.
It is a registered member of organisations such as Pan-African Christian Women Alliance (PACWA), Lilongwe City Assembly, Human Rights Youth Network, Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), and Civil Society on Quality Basic Education.