Popo said young people are taking responsibility of their affairs

Popo said young people are taking responsibility of their affairs

Youth Officer, Matilda Popo, has said young people are taking full responsibility of matters pertaining to their affairs and are also empowered in the process.

According to her the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYC) through its action is motivating the young people to do better in their quest for development and they need to be complemented.

She was speaking at the 10 th Annual National Youth Awards ceremony held at the Dominica State College (DSC) Auditorium on last weekend.

“Tonight’s function demonstrates that youth are positive and they play a critical role in the development of the country and must be given all the support needed so that they can continue to demonstrate their true potential,” Popo stated.

She mentioned that when youth are focused many great things happen.

“When youth are together greater things happen,” Popo noted. “Therefore I am sending a special message to the young people of Dominica to continue supporting your peers, work as a team because there is strength in team work.”

She advises young people to remember that their achievement did not occur in isolation.

“Your mentors, your parents, friends and well wishers have encouraged you to reach this milestone. Please remember to extend gratitude to them,” she noted.

Popo told young people to continue to recognize that they are powerful and can achieve great things.

“Even if you do not get the praise that you are expecting when you do well, give yourself a tap on the shoulder and continue to do that on a daily bases,” she remarked. “This will definitely assist you in reaching that desired goal. Remember that no one can hold you down or limit you, you are the only one who can limit yourself.”

She called on all corporate citizens, including the non-governmental organization, the private sector, parents and well wishers to recognize the work of the NYCD and where possible give your support to it.