10 Mar 2019 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 10 MAR (NAMPA) - Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and Standard Bank hosted the Teen Inspirational Summit in Windhoek on Saturday.
The summit was held under the theme Connecting with tomorrow's leaders.
Attendees were engaged on inspirational topics and proposed solutions to various challenges they encounter through dialogue and creative innovation.
Speaking at the conference, Ongwedivas Junior Mayor, Rebekka Nghilaluwa, said the youth should take pride and embrace their cultures.
Our culture serves as our identity wherever we go and it also echoes the sentiment that if you dont know where you come from, you likely wont know where to go, Nghilaluwa said.
She added that the youth must start serving their communities and focus on laying foundations that will equip them to become effective leaders and to not waste time on unproductive activities which will not help them add value to their lives.
Nghilaluwa also emphasised teen empowerment.
She said, as much the girl child is endorsed, the boys should not be neglected.
If both the girl child and the boy child are not groomed and well-polished, one will be the disfigurement of the other ones progress. Empowerment is not empowerment if its not inclusive, she stated.
Speaking at the same event, youthful motivational speaker and author Nyeeam King Nahh Hudson from the United States of America encouraged the youth to explore their talents despite the challenges they face in pursuing their dreams.
The journey to success is not easy. There will be challenges, but dont let your present dictate your future, he advised.
Six-year-old DJ Arch Junior, who, at the age of three, was recognised as the worlds youngest club disk jockey (DJ) by the Guinness Book of World Records, Nigerian YouTube comedian Aunty Success and teen motivational speaker Kimberley Malope from South Africa were also present at the event.