By Bridget.Ikyado /Emmanuella Onah
A parent, Mrs Deborah Agim, has advised parents to monitor and assist their children reach the peak of their dream careers, as it enhances excellence in nation building.
She spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday when the children at St. Luke’s Catholic Parish, Kubwa-Abuja, celebrated their 2022 Career and Harvest day celebration.
Agim, who doubles as the Church’s 2022 harvest committee chairperson said it was time to correct a lot of issues in the country.
She said, “we have the youths placed where they don’t want to be and hence they were not productive.”
According to her, children should be encouraged to follow their dreams and aspirations, to get better results in the different sectors of the economy.
“The purpose of putting this up as one of our harvest activities is for us to draw the children closer to participate in the harvest activity this year.
“We want the children to educate the crowd. We want people to know what their children and wards can do
“We do not only have professionals for white collar jobs ,but we have other professions like the farmers, entrepreneurs and the likes.
“Secondly, the aim is to build boldness in the children, you could see how articulate and bold these children were when they were talking before the congregation in the church.
“That will be able to instill in them courage. We encourage other children to key into this when next we call children for other activities.”
She said that discipline and boldness had been instilled in some of the children and ”we are teaching them how to stand before a crowd and talk without fear and intimidation.”
She said all the crafts and displays from children were to encourage self reliance and ensure they avoided peer group influence.
In his sermon, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Tyolumun urged Christians to practice the act of charity as it was rewarding.
He said, “there was always someone who is better than we are,; nobody in this world do not know what poverty is about.
“I call on my friends to be in humble union and reach out to the needy.
“Let us create resources and employment for the poor. If you have resources from time to time, organize things for those who are poor.
“Invite them to come to your place so that they can see that you are not only privileged but humble.”
He encouraged those who were privileged to ”come to God, so that they can see His goodness in their lives through Christ, our Lord.” (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani