Amin Kef Sesay
The Rokel Commercial Bank has kicked off with its motivational talks series to youths and young adults in Freetown at the Bim D Bam Hall on Wellington Street in Freetown.
The Motivational Talks Series expected to be replicated in the regions of Sierra Leone are ancillary to the Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy drive the bank has undertaken in the last two years, targeting mainly the business community and young people.
The Speakers of the maiden session were the Commissioner of the National Youth Commission, Ngolo Kata and Managing Director of Rokel Bank, Dr Dayo Gilpin. According to the Youth Commissioner, “being a young person goes beyond age but what you can do to harness the opportunities around you.” He therefore encouraged young people to see change as an opportunity to take risks and not a threat.
The RCBank Managing Director who took the youths through a power point presentation on the theme; “Your Attitude Will Determine Your Altitude” underscored the need to adopt positive attitudes towards things that matter in life and encourage young people to be focused in their education as a sure way of making it in life.
“When people see us in air conditioned vehicles today, they never knew what we went through to get where we are today. To all my young people, I want you all to know that when you persevere, the sky is your limit…,” he said.
The motivational talk session attracted pupils from secondary schools and youth groups in the Western Area.