- Project leader Michael Adeku said creativity is one of the pillars of the sustainable development goals, that can help the upcoming generation create jobs for themselves and for others.
- He said the move will reduce the lack of jobs, idleness and thus help in fighting poverty to many people and eventually bring to an end case of hunger in some countries of Africa.
A children’s lobby group has launched an ambitious programme that seeks to cultivate and nurture the talents of school-going children.
Arigatou International disclosed the programme seeks to identify and tap into the talents at an early age, as a way of preparing them for the world, which it said has become an environment of creativity.
Project leader Michael Adeku said creativity is one of the pillars of the sustainable development goals, that can help the upcoming generation create jobs for themselves and for others.
He said the move will reduce the lack of jobs, idleness and thus help in fighting poverty to many people and eventually bring to an end case of hunger in some countries of Africa.
“There are so many things people can do better if they are well enlightened and prepared at an early age,” he said.
Adeku spoke at Arigatou SDG Academy for Children which is located at Jumuiya Conference and Country Home in Limuru sub-county, Kiambu.
Adeku said Arigatou has elaborate programs which will teach, instil and make children more attentive to their abilities.
The organisation averred that they target pupils whenever schools are closed and start mentoring them to face education and the future with confidence.
The lobbyists say that the current CBC syllabus has been playing a part in their vision since it was contributing to sharpening the pupils’ abilities.
Arigatou member Daniel Leseiyo says that CBC was also playing an important role to parents since it was sharpening parents who used to dismiss their children's talents.
“Some years ago, some parents would dismiss art, soccer, painting, and beadwork as a waste of time. They urged their children to work hard to be pilots, doctors and other professionals,” he said.
“Even if these professions are good, one can concentrate on carpentry and eventually pursue medicine in the University and become a doctor. Let us support our children to cultivate their talents” he said.
An educationist Simon Wanderi applauded Arigatou for coming up with such an initiative that will help parents understand the need to cultivate their children's talents.
He also thanked President William Ruto's government for not scrapping the CBC syllabus as many people expected.
Wanderi said that the former education CS George Magoha had tried his best to advocate for it, saying the syllabus was going hand in hand with Arigatou’s vision of the need of the current international job market.