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THE FORMER BIG BROTHER STAR MOTIVATES MLGRD YOUTH
26/10/16
THE FORMER BIG BROTHER STAR MOTIVATES MLGRD YOUTH The former Big Brother Star who represented Botswana Mr Kaone Ramontshonyana motivates MLGRD youth to be hopeful and believe in themselves to excel in life. Speaking on Wednesday at Tlotlo Hotel Conference Center where he was addressing Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development youth in an Empowerment Workshop, Mr Ramontshonyana encouraged the youth to go by the motto that says "this is my only chance" and learn to dream big in whatever they do.  

THE FORMER BIG BROTHER STAR MOTIVATES MLGRD YOUTH

The former Big Brother Star who represented Botswana Mr Kaone Ramontshonyana motivates MLGRD youth to be hopeful and believe in themselves to excel in life.

Speaking on Wednesday at Tlotlo Hotel Conference Center where he was addressing Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development youth in an Empowerment Workshop, Mr Ramontshonyana encouraged the youth to go by the motto that says "this is my only chance" and learn to dream big in whatever they do.

He urged youth not to be discouraged whenever they apply for jobs and they get no response, adding that they should not be like him as when life became difficult on him after the Big Brother challenge he got impatient and indulged in bad behavior of alcohol abuse and drugs.

 He noted that in the world it's a dog eat dog hence he then realized he has a chance to jump back into the boot to do what is right hence he changed his lifestyle and looked into knowledge and wisdom and how he can become a better person.

He further said knowledge is power as the words of God in Proverbs 9:10 says fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom, knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment, adding that youth should have love an faith in all they pursue to do.

 Mr Ramontshonyana said when youth pass through hardships and life challenges they should not engage in things that will lead their life's into danger but take example by the man in the Bible Job and read Job 28:28 which says And this is what he says to all humanity, the fear of the Lord is true wisdom to forsake evil is real understanding.

 He noted that wisdom makes one to focus since when an individual has wisdom they have set goals to achieve and they focus on things.

 He urged youth to have meaningful long term goals and to write down their goals and ensure they practice self-regulation to regulate themselves and make sure they network as possible as they can.

He encouraged youth to invest and avoid impulse buying whenever they see something they didn't budget for by purchasing them as that is a weakness of no self-regulation in them.

 He urged youth to use money wisely noting that as a designer of matlalo or animal skins and his products are good and in seeing his talent and passion since he just got a job his first salary he is going to invest in buying a machine that stitches matlalo and develop good things as that self-efficacy.

He asked the youth to be humble, respectful, to work diligently and above all respect their supervisors and to stay on the course and never let anything disturb them in their journey of success. Ramontshonyana encouraged the young people to recognize progress, to be kind, to be patient and to celebrate every achievement and trust in God and know that "Tshukudu ga eke e imelwa ke lebala ele la yone" which he said means there is no situation that God can make you to go through and never overcome.

He encouraged the youth to read whole book of Psalms 73, and to read Philippians 4:6 and Galatians 5; 22. On her part Ms Bessie Modisanyane a Human Resource Expert advices the youth to let their delivery speak for them and to always be out of the box thinkers and understand their strengths.

Ms Modisanyane said determination is key and acquiring an assessment as career is a personal thing and self-development start with an individual.

She encouraged the youth to be open minded and never to settle for less and to move from the motive of saying they want jobs and resist from depending on the Government but rather to use social media for opportunities to get scholarships and use it to gain a career not to follow things that are not off benefit.

She urged youth to avoid limiting themselves and use opportunities available and look for Graduate Development Programmes as various institutions offer such.

She encouraged the youth to write functional Curriculum Vitae that speaks for them and learn to structure it according to what the job wants, she further said when called for an interview it Is key to research about the organization, to understand the process and system of that organization and know the pay structures of the organization and also to know roles of the job they are being called for.

She told the participants to never be afraid to seek for clarity in an interview if they didn't understand the questions, adding that if they are placed in an organization they should deliver and work hard.

When advising youth who seek for jobs and scholarships on the internet Mr Madoda Nasha from Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security said it is important for youth to know about human trafficking as it occurs when people are looking for educational opportunities, being promised love or relationships, crave to travel or leave abroad, traditional practices and employment opportunities through adverts.

 Mr Nasha said human trafficking happens through promises and communication done through many mediums such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others, adding that people should be vigilant and be aware of fake websites of jobs even those linking to known organizations as the perpetrators do it in a good and professional way where it is even not easy to pick if the website is fake.

On her part Trainer from Local Enterprise Authorities Ms Chatiwa Mogomotsi encouraged the youth to take advantage of all LEA courses where one pays P240.00 for a week which is affordable.

Ms Mogomotsi said awareness trainings are conducted for free hence youth should engage in such and get help from 13 LEA offices across the country, She further said when youth apply for jobs they should match their competencies in their curriculum vitae with those on the application.

 

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