Youth Empowerment
Youth Empowerment

Reverend Fitz Gerald Odonkor, the Life Patron of the Harvest Chapel International at Tesano in Accra has urged the youth to pursue their career aspirations and talents with consistency.

He said: “In due course, consistency will meet with opportunity that will bring success and translate into wealth creation.”

Rev Odonkor gave the advice when the Harvest Youth Ministry of the church held its 2017 Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) in Accra.

This year’s summit which was the 5th since its inception was on the theme: “Blessed Hands.”

There was added dimension where three successful youthful entrepreneurs shared their experiences on how they got inspired after attending previous years’ summit and the inspirational drive they had to start their businesses.

Rev Odonkor asked the youth to follow their passion with vigour, build competence and acquire knowledge by fishing out information relevant to their fields of endeavour.

“Sometimes we could be few days shy of a glorious opportunity to be lifted up, but we give up,” adding that; “holding up and pressing on a little, we will catch up with that moment,” he said.

The Life Patron noted that there are so many gifted people who were incompetent in their domain because of the lack of consistency, adding that the ability to mobilise resources was the characteristic of a blessed hand.

He therefore called on the youth to engage in small businesses as they school to propel them ahead of their peers by the time they complete school.

“As you leave this summit, you must be ready to break the status quo and be ready for conflict which means resetting the agenda,” he said.

Ms Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, the Chief Executive Officer of Allure Africa Group advised the youth to have believe in the power of what they know to do best, saying; “what you know how best to do is more important than what you have learnt.”

She asked the youth to package themselves well for the world to buy them, adding that; “if you can clean well, there is a cleaning business waiting for you somewhere, and if you can cook well there is a cookery business awaiting you as well .”

Ms Dosoo said communication was very critical in the scheme of things and admonished the youth to learn to speak correct English language and avoid acronyms and unnecessary slangs while urging them to let regular mouth wash be part of their oral hygiene.

Mr Samuel Sakyi-Hyde, the Chief Executive Officer of Unicredit who spoke on the topic: “Confronting the Spirit of Average” said there was so much the youth could do for their family and nation if only they could discover and pursue their potential to the fullest.

He advised the youth to desist from showing pessimism in any business idea they discover but rather take the necessary initiative to pursue it adding that; “if you have not tried anything, how would you know you will fail.”

Mr Sakyi-Hyde said as Christians they should always crave for more blessing from God and stop the “it is enough attitude because God does not put any limitation on our blessings.”



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