The power of youths must be nurtured to ensure positive outcomes rather than being left unattended or to chance, thereby eliminating negative outcomes. This is our energy, our tendency to take risks, to influence our surroundings and to pursue our dreams, as if we're invincible. The fact that what we learn and become as youth, will be what we use as adults to lead the next generation.
The youthful stage of one’s life is usually the time when we are most vibrant, most able and willing to serve. As such it is suggest that this is the time that we should be taught, and given the opportunity to act. The voice of youths is rarely heard and must be looked upon with much attentiveness. New techniques and mechanisms need to be developed to better constitute our voices. We have great power and potential. Power is like a weapon, it can be of good use or it can be abused. It can be used for protection and numerous other beneficial aspects, which will later benefit society socially, politically and economically. In the wrong hands however, it can be used to take a life, often thousands of lives, and as such, gains the potential to affect our life chances and society. We have the same potential for good or bad.
We are believed to not simply hold power; but by mustering the right techniques we can use power to achieve what we want, and have a positive impact on society. Take for example 1999, when she was only eight-years-old, her school was closed because there were no teachers. Thandiwe refused to accept this and led 60 other children in walking to find another school. As a result, all the children were taken into the Jack Cecup School. Strengthened by this achievement, Thandiwe has been fighting ever since for the right to education for all children.
As youth’s we are not overwhelmed by defeats. Because of this we have not yet learnt what can’t be done, and often achieve great things.
On the other hand, if there is a failure to nurture youth’s power and it is...