A major concern is the desperation and discouragement expressed by many young people graduating at various levels with joy, only to find that it does not translate to job opportunities. This could be a time bomb. We are morally obliged to provide hope to our youth. Both the County and National governments have an obligation to give special attention to programmes and activities that promise hope to the youth, and realise those promises. The tremendous bias to give employment and offices to older and sometimes already retired leaders strains the national healing
of these aggrieved youth. We have recently witnessed various forms of venting of this frustration, which we must address. As faithful members of the Church, as patriots, we must take an affirmative action to mentor, accompany and facilitate the young people who are greatly endowed with talents and skills, in getting meaningful employment or livelihood. This may include tutoring them along recently opened paths of easier access to credit and loans.
During this week, we reflect on how the youth yearn for a moral and spiritual formation. Well-formed youth are a pillar of any society. Spiritual formation helps the youth to make the right decisions that reflect our faith as Catholics. Further, when well-formed morally and spiritually, the youth realise the importance of hard work, honesty, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and become a support to their parents, guardians and siblings. These are the youth who do not wait to be served but aim to serve others as Christ Himself did. In other words, the youth learn to be responsible Christians who truly reflect the love of God to themselves and to others around them.