Let us nurture youth talents for sustainable development
Youth have got great talents. Their natural abilities and skills speak volumes especially when we nurture them and give them the much-needed support. With a huge unemployment rate among the youth in our country, talent always comes in handy. Artistes and scientists have continually improved human life through creativity and innovation.
Our world has become a global village thanks to technological advancement that has enabled a digital world. It is through the brainchild of the youth that we now enjoy the positive side of the technology.
The recent SHOFCO Urban Network (SUN) youth talent event held at KSG Hall in Kibera, was a successful beginning. Many talented youth got a good opportunity and platform to showcase their great abilities. The colorful event featured music, dancing, drama, acrobatic performance, ball dangling, standup comedy among others. We appreciate this great endeavor to nurture our youth talent to make them self- sustaining in their lives.
Although there are many talented youth in our communities, majority of them have not utilized them. There are still barriers that hinder them. These include financial challenges, lack of family and government support, limited empowerment and insufficient training facilities. Some talented youth have made it in life even with their humble beginning.
The famous musicians Octopizo from Kibera and Bahati from Mathare and Kiss 100 Radio Presenter Adele Onyango are some of the stunning artistes who have utilized their talents perfectly well. They continue to impact positively on other youth and inspire them to follow their dreams.