Feature: Start them young
By Aurora J. Casimpan
Tacloban City (3 December) -- The youth is the hope of the fatherland!
The cliché maybe abused and over-used but its truth rings loud and clear.
Children are valued assets in Filipino homes where they are considered as the anchor and the unifying elements of a family.
As children emulate behavior, the family is in the best position to instill values formation in the child's formative years.
A person's sense of responsibility and his ability to cope with life's challenges is developed in the way he was nurtured by his family.
Cognizant of the youth's importance and role in the country's development, President Benigno S. Aquino III finds time to touch base with the youth in the country.
In the launching of the Kabayanihan Foundation where the pamphlet entitled "12 little things Our Youth Can Do to Help Our Country", was released, the Chief Executive interpreted the items contained in the pamphlet.
The pamphlet listed valuable items for the youths to follow to bring constructive changes in the country.
The President gave valuable insights as each item was read out.
Since the items were specifically intended for the youth as guides to act responsibly, the President exhorted the youth's commitment to effect change and to be part of the solution.
The youth cannot just stand aside and just be spectators in their own country. They are expected to be involved actively in the endeavors for the country's progress. Of course, going to school and becoming aware is the first step to understanding the importance of the youth's involvement in the country's development.
As the saying goes, involvement starts from the crib! (PIA-8) [top]