Parents advised to watch what they say about their children
“Mothers and fathers speak power into your children lives before they start. Too many parents are telling children, âYo goin be like yo fatherâ.
“If that father is a millionaire, tell me Iâm going to be like my father, but donât pull me down cause Iâm gonna fulfil your prophecy.
“Iâm looking at the next Prime Minister before me, Iâm looking at the next person that can solve cancer, Iâm looking at the next surgeon that will represent this nation on the international stage, but it canât happen if you donât speak it into life.â
- You can make the difference
- Yes, you can
- Donât let others tell you that you cannot
- Believe in your experience
- Be yourself
- Speak your desire
- Follow through to the end.
Founder of the programme and teacher at the St Martinâs Secondary School Petrus Gumbs said he was kicked out of his Information Technology class at secondary school, but was given the opportunity at university to do the course and gratefully accepted.
Gumbs says that the programme is not without its challenges, but the parents must be thanked for their continued support.
“Even as the bus driver and conductor make their profession attractive and kids are aspiring to that, I have to make mine attractive. In doing so I am working with similar persons to make the more affluent jobs attractive so our kids can aspire.â
He noted that when he completed his studies in the US, many of his fellow students questioned his decision to return home, but he is now sure that he made the right decision.
The STEM programme is geared towards exposing youth from the age of seven to varying technology and learning experiences. It is run over a period of five weeks in July and August at the St Martinâs Secondary School. Some of the areas that the participants are exposed to are robotics, Mathematics, English Language, web and graphic design, programming, Physics and Information Technology.
This yearâs programme had over 50 participants and was held under the theme “Yes, I canâ.
The closing ceremony was held at the New Testament Church of God, Wilson Hill on Monday, August 21.(JWC)