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Youths Speak: Esther Michael

Hi everybody!
It’s another time on one of my favourite segment on the blog – #AwakeningYouths!
And we have a lady here on Youths Speak today!
Whoop!
Call me biased or no? It just gets me excited to see that young women aspire for more than marriage et al.
But let’s read our young lady’s dreams for ourselves below…

 
Me: Let’s meet you please?

Esther: My name is Esther Michael
Course Studied and year of graduation: Microbiology, 2014

 
Me: Do you think that NYSC is being over hyped and has out lived it’s usefulness?
Esther: No I don’t believe that NYSC has outlived it’s usefulness in Nigeria.

 
Me: So if NYSC hasn’t outlived it’s usefulness to you, how has it helped you to be a better person?
Esther: Sincerely, the orientation camp is a very nice platform to learn more. The NYSC programme has opened my eyes to things that will enable me face the real world out there and in turn be useful to myself and the nation at large.
For example, the entrepreneurship development programme has given me a clue on how to be independent. I now know what a good business plan entails as well as the need to engage in other professional programmes.

 
Me: Some Nigerians believe that funds are being wasted on Nigerian youths because they contribute nothing useful to the economy.
Do you agree with this?

Esther: No, I don’t agree with that.
Every Nigerian youth has one thing or the other to contribute to the Nigerian economy and the NYSC scheme is a good way to empower these youths.

 

Me: Well let’s prove that mindset wrong using you as an example.
What goals have you set out to achieve that will impact the society positively?
Esther: Nigeria’s economy is overly dependent on the petroleum sector and I know that if every youth is being empowered just like what NYSC scheme is doing, eg, Agro allied, entrepreneurship programmes, etc, our economy will definitely experience a bloom.
I intend to achieve these goals for the next year and beyond…
I intend to be an entrepreneur based on the skills acquired in camp…one who would be able to train and empower other youths to be self-dependent and in turn reduce the rate of unemployment, robbery, etc.
Me: And just one final question. Do you still believe in Nigeria?

Esther: Yes I do, I know we will definitely get there.

 

Me: thank you for sitting in with us today 🙂

Please share ways to contact you with us:
Esther:
Facebook: Esther Michael.
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So, let me just drop some things that struck me here…
Aside from the fact that we’ve got a lady who doesn’t want to depend on a rich husband’s money(you’d be amazed as to how many ladies think like that)…I think it’s awesome that youths are moving away from the dependence on white collar jobs, and are moving into entrepreneurship and doing stuffs for themselves.
We still have youths with good heads on their shoulders in Nigeria, and my prayer is that our dreams will all come true as we work towards them.
Till next time on Youths Speak,
Keep living and walking in purpose.
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Love,
Frances.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Amakamedia
    March 27, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Great. She believes in Nigeria. I like her already!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      March 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Hehe, as I do too Amaka.
      She is a great person!

  • Reply
    Ezar
    March 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Lovely. It’s important for us to know that we women can make a change in our world by not settling for what people think we should be – inept, useless gold-diggers.

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      March 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      “The gold diggers” struck a chord in me Ezar…
      Most men(people) actually think that women only want to “chop their money”.
      We need to really break away from that mindset/belief by starting with ourselves…business…career…having something worthwhile that we do and not waiting to be a rich man’s wife…

      I always love how you frame your words/comments..something for us to think about.

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