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John May urges parents to discover kids’ talents


John May

John May

Secretary General, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, John May, wants parents to help discover their kids’ talents, support and help them nurture their life goals.

May, a campaigner, thought leader and storyteller, who has spent his career working with young people and advising governments and civil societies in the United Kingdom, and around the world, was recently in Lagos to attend the 2016 International Award for Young People (IAYP) training session, organised for 50 public school pupils in the state.

The pupils, who were drilled in creativity and life-changing skills during the three-day camping programme, were formally presented with bronze awards and certificates of participation at event.

May, who recalled how his memorable childhood experience and adventures helped sharpened and formed his personality, enjoined parents to help discover their kids’ talents and passion early so as to support them attain loftier heights.

He urged the recipients to be good ambassadors of the foundation and the society.

National Director of the group, Ms. Toyin Odu, said the foundation has been at the forefront of offering a guide and support for youngsters, with a vision to reach more young people from diverse backgrounds and independently equip them to succeed in life.

She pointed out that the award provides the necessary framework that enable youths to learn life and social skills while developing the existing ones.

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