I wonder why most of Africans believe in education much rather than children talents. When I was a child I used to be a good footballer and at some point I was a team captain. We had this sponsors known as MYSA who came in to sponsor our team, they were looking at the best players and fortunately I was one of them. They had organize a teens exchange program and the best players were traveling to Norway and I was one of them, now here comes the challenge, one was to travel only travel at your parents consent.
My parents believed in formal education ,that is going to primary level, secondary and university therefore they were not encouraging anything that interferes with education. This was a golden opportunity on my end unfortunately they refused to consent. It was so heartbreaking, stressful and traumatizing at some point I felt like my parents never wanted to support me until I stopped playing football and any other opportunity that came across I always ignore I was replaced in the team the chosen traveled some of them never came back but got greener pasture they joined the football academy, they are doin well till date and this changed there lives and familys,therefore we should all advocate to support our children talent in the community.
The pictures that have uploaded has an image of Sheillah Sheldone who is 12yrs old, she is a good artist, you can see one of her work, she has drawn our kilifi county governor and she is presenting it to him .She has so many beautiful and lovely art work, at this tender age she can do this what of years to come?This is because the parents gave full support to her and this has changed there lives if you have heard of a saying "from grass to grace" that is the blessing they received.
As helping hands in partnership with Rub Spa we have endorse Sheillah as the children brand ambassador in our organization ,so that she can reach to many children and change lives.
I still insist "support children talents".