Rotary Club of Nakuru in partnership with Tobias Foundation,Lions Club of Menengai and Rotaracts club of Menengai (Youths),among other organizations joined hands to mark the climax for International Youth week celebrations for Nakuru at Hyrax Hill Museum in Nakuru with calls on youths to maximize on various opportunities and talents to transform the society for better.
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.
Addressing media after a tree planting session (in which over 300 trees were planted) as a way of conserving environment at the Hyrax Hill Museum, Rotary Club of Nakuru President Christopher Gasperi challenged youths to maximize on the talents and the opportunities available.
While noting that Youths are energetic in transforming the society, the Rotary Club of Nakuru President was categorical that as a club they will continue to support and empower youths through the Rotaracts clubs towards a better society.
“The youths should step up their game. We expect the youths to use the talents they have to the best of their abilities” said Gasperi.
Rotaract club of Menengai (a group of young Rotary Club members) President Job Ondeko calling on youths to embrace environment conservation.
He says as Rotaracts club of Menengai they will continue to create awareness on matters environment conservation.
“Today we are here on matters environment for if we conserve the environment then we can address many issues among them the global warming” he said.
On youths’ accessing government opportunities, Rotaracts club of Menengai President feels there are still many gaps that the government should address in order to ease the channels of accessing the platforms.
Sentiments echoed By Tobias Orwa from TOBIAS Foundation who says matters of environment should be embraced by all.
He challenged youths to start thinking of creating employment through matters environment conservation.
The lively event was hosted by Nakuru’ Hyrax Hill Museum.
The facility’s Curator Lilian Amwanda lauding the Rotary Club of Nakuru, Rotaracts Club of Menengai and other partners for choosing Hyrax Hill Museum for the celebration of the International Youth Day.
Ms Amwanda challenging youths and the society at large not just to plant trees and disappear but to ensure they take care of them and ensure they grow.
She also called on government to continue engaging the youths in all aspects for a better society.
“There are several actions that youths can do to ensure they take part in civic engagements. The future belongs to them and the government should also play its role in engaging the youths.
The government has provided that youth, women and persons with disabilities be awarded 30 per cent of all government procurement.