Saturday, 30 May 2015
DREAM.ACT.LEAD... INTRODUCTION Pt. 2
According to William Shakespeare, “life is a stage” and our vision is to make the youths understand that on the stage of this nation they have vital roles to play, are indispensable contributors and active participants in her destiny. They must be able to critically look at issues from various perspectives in order to exercise sound judgment, know about their rights and care about their welfare as well as that of their fellow citizens.
No one can empower another without first being empowered themselves. That is what building human capacity is about. It means that we will have self-confident, independent youths with strong character that can take on the enormous challenges that we face in this nation, to bring her to the fulfillment of her existence.
Consequently, what we desire to do in this book is answer five questions that we believe will help the youths understand who they are and to show them that they have what it takes to move this country and continent to the next level. (1)What do I have to give? Everyone is an important brick needed to have a complete and beautiful nation, your vision is a necessary contribution to the development of society. (2)Why should I be interested in what is going on? We must realize that a good society is a collective responsibility of all its citizens. (3) Why should developing leadership qualities concern me? Every sphere of life needs a leader, not only in politics; and until we develop the leader in us, we can become clogs in the wheels of development.
(4) What if I do not get a job? The shift from what I would call “education for the stomach” to living a life of impact is absolutely necessary if we are going to have any meaningful development. (5) How do I prepare for relationships that will help me accomplish my life’s purpose? Many a life’s journey have been derailed or completely aborted by entering into relationships with the wrong people.
It is our sincere belief that readers of this text will be able to make well thought-out decisions as they find answers to these pertinent questions that will help them contribute their quota to the development of this nation, Africa and the world at large. To arrive at her God ordained destiny, Nigeria needs you!