Vivian Okoye set to hold Parents Summit Africa, October 1
As part of its goal of building a better nation and continent, the Viviann Okoye Parenting academy is set to hold its annual summit targeted at conversations around parenting which is necessary for the 21st century child, raising well-rounded, balanced and successful children for societal change.
The conference, which holds on October 1 in Abuja according to the convener, Vivian Okoye, is designed to chart way forward for the family unit, the society, the nation and the continent at large.
“This platform was birthed out of our belief that to change a society, we need to start from the smallest unit of the society which is the family and the best way we thought to do this is to educate and skill up parents with valuable and necessary skills needed to raise wholesome and balanced children who have the right mindset, values, and attitude”
The child psychologist noted that we are at a point in history when our plan as a nation for change and development should shift its focus from just creating systems, institutions and policies to actually creating a plan and strategy that can trigger change in attitude and mind-set of its people.
“This is because institutions and policies are driven by humans and until we are able to get our mind-set, values and character right on an individual level, it would be difficult to drive the intuitions and policies in the right direction.
“What we do with Parents Summit Africa is to help parents experience an awakening that will cause them to take a path to creating a change in themselves individually as well as commit to raising a wholesome and responsible 21st century child.
The summit provides conversations, teachings, skills and support needed to journey through the path of raising a balanced 21st century child.
“As we have these conversations/teachings and implement our learning, we improve the quality of humans we are raising and together we are creating the kind of society that we want to see. Parenting is our superpower to change the world because the quality of humans that we are producing in our homes through our parenting highly determines the quality of society that we will have.”
Okoye added, “everybody you see good or bad is a product of a home and a system of parenting. The more informed and equipped parents we have, the better our society will become.”