RAISING LEADERS FROM THE STREET
Raising a leader from the street.
Never give up until you become a leader of your own self-making it known to people that you’re no doubt a leader with great potentials.
Life is about discovering who we are; leading is about striving to become better than we are, and helping everything and everyone around us to become better too.
A wise man, who goes by the name, Seth Godin once said and I quote “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.”
A foundation like PIC has brought this upon themselves to help nurture and sprout the leading spirit in young ones through creating an environment where young people can pursue academic excellence and develop the leader within them irrespective of their material and or financial challenge.
Leaders are born and not created, what is left for each and every one of us is to discover ourselves. How then can we raise a leader from the street?
Leaders can be raised from the ditch if Nigerian politicians will invest half of what they invest in politics into education. Yes! Over 10 million naira is spent on politics annually and if this money is diverted to train and empower young people within the age range of 14 – 24, there would be nothing like abject poverty in our country.
Leaders can be raised from the street if our current leaders all do the right thing they should do. Then there can no iota of doubt that young people who see them as a role model would also want to do the right thing by staying away from corruption.
However, raising a good leader from the street would require a lot of sacrificial energy because young leaders are destined to fail so sophisticated leaders can guide them.
You’ll be the same five years from now if you don’t develop the leadership spirit within you! Have you discovered you yourself?
Author: Ayoola Olugbenga Daniel