The Secretary General of the Liberia Nation Commission on UNESCO Mr. Sam Harr, Jr. is cautioning students to have vision and passion for what they aspire to achieve that will impact their lives as future generation.
He says the lack of vision cannot afford any person the opportunity to fulfill what he or she desiresto do for the future, cautioning that “As students preparing to come out of high school I encourage you to have vision for whatsoever you want to do, because with that you can achieve your dreams.”
Addressing students on Wednesday, 28 June at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship, a church on 9th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia at the opening of a Career Development Seminar organized under the auspices of the United Methodist University Alumni Association, the UNESCO Secretary General further emphasizes that it is important for students to recognize their potential and explore their vision, if they are to become useful citizens in the future.
“Don’t get me wrong; getting jobs at the early age is good, but focusing on your vision and what you intend to do in the near future is greater, because early jobs must be used as a stepping stone that will prepare you for the future.”
He continues that students must have plans as young people growing up and those plans should be backed with serious efforts noting,“You can’t allow yourself to be driven by your friends; these days young children, who are coming out of high school focus their attention on things that the country doesn’t have capacity for, we must always engage into things that will impact our lives.”
The one-day career development, brought together nine high schools in Monrovia and parts adjacent, including J.J. Ross High School, KalitaHigh School, Cathedral High School, Monrovia College, D. Tweh High School, Canterbury High School, Calvary Baptist High School, and Open Bible Standard High School, with the aim of encouraging students to make good decisions that would impact their lives.
Mr. Harr stresses a need for students to understand the importance of vision and passion, saying “Once you know the importance of these things, you can easily become the kind of person you wish to become.”
“Before you realize what you were giving, you must now answer the five questions which say: Who am I? Where am I from? Why am I here? What can I do? Where am I going? Until you find the answers to these questions, you will not make a difference in life.”
BY Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne