Connecting local responses around the world
Every single step we take as young people involves risk. We want to be like our friends, movie star, musician, not minding the consequencies of actions being it positive or negetive.
I remember some couple of years ago, i was faced with alot of challenges and responsilities. I never enjoyed my childhood, my mum left me in the care of my aunt when i was just a year and 6 month. My aunt never showed mea motherly care and was always yelling at whatever i do. Sometimes i will be locked indoor for days, no friend, no good food, very few cloth and this whole thing affected my growing up. All most my eyes while trying to sneak out of the house, i ran into my brother who was holding a breakable plate and gave me a deep cut, was immediately rushed to the hospital.
I saw my mum for the first time when i was 16yrs. Had alot of bad friends who were into smoking and gambling and i became one of them. My parent had to move me to a rural area, real community setting.
So i had a new life, kind of a regeneration. Met with The Salvation Army Africa Regional Team, they were on SALT Visit to community and i was with my Football team when they started a conversation with us.
I later joined the team to Salt visit as an interpreter and this great opportunity as helped me to reconcilled with myself and have been helping other young people in promoting positive living.
How do we help develop and strengthen leadership capacity among young people across our community? How do we help connect homes and community facing similar issues?
Especially increasing care in the home and other settings ownership for response.