21st October marks a remarkable day in as many lives that attended the DOBI Teenage Conference 2.0 conference themed ‘I Have A Dream’.
It was a huge success indeed, and many lives were blessed for sure.
Yeah! Some people could not be in attendance ‘cos the quota couldn’t bring them in; it was a program for teenage girls only.
Well! It’s good to share what you’ve learnt with others, hence the essence of this post.
I’ll be sharing salient points gleaned from the program, alongside the ‘rhema’ dropped by the speakers.
So here we go!
Famuwagun Deborah, a young and promising lady, and convener of the conference, while addressing the attendees dropped some words that was a take home for me.
— That you don’t know your purpose doesn’t mean you don’t have one.
— You’ll never achieve real success until you do what you like.
— Don’t allow things you can’t do interfere with things you can do.
— Others can stop you temporarily, only you can stop you permanently.
Well, these are just snippets from the bounty of knowledge she shared.
Over to the next thing on the agenda, another young lady (it was a lady’s thing), in person of Omikunle Esther (Esthitude), shared her knowledge with the girls by opening their eyes to several opportunities for girls, amongst which are:
— vocational skills,
— technology as a tool to leverage on in the age we live in,
— volunteering. Do you know that volunteering opens you to several opportunities? Well, I got to know through her speech.
She didn’t leave without a parting word for the girls. She said emphatically: “YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE NAYSAYERS. LET YOUR DREAMS KEEP YOU AWAKE WHILE OTHERS ARE SLEEPING.”
The event wasn’t all talk talk talk, there was also fun fun fun. There wasn’t a dull moment at all.
There was a period of passing the bucket, and you needed to see how the girls were so eager to pass the bucket to their neighbour in a bid to evade being asked questions by the MC.
The panelist discussion was wow. The panelist, out of the wealth of their knowledge and experience in life shared with the girls how they kept at their dreams despite the rough and tumble of life.
The only guy in the midst of the female panelists and speakers, Arihilam Francis, made us understand that there is no gender-specific profession. His rough background made him who he is today, and he now does therapy for young ones having conflicts, particularly with behaviour and sexuality.
Ezenwere Faith, one of the amiable panelists, shared her story of how her father wanted her to study law while she had a big dream of becoming a newscaster.
She uttered some words that I can’t forget in a jiffy: “Whatever happens, make sure you live your dreams. Your dreams may not make sense to anybody, but if it makes sense to you fine”.
Odunsi Tolu, a lifestyle and fashion blogger, explained the essence of discovering the gifts in you daily.
Maduke Chioma, a teen coach and CEO of a shoe brand, also made mention of not rushing through life but enjoying the process.
For everyone that has a dream, there is every possibility to accomplish your dream. The only thing standing between you and your dream is YOU.
To wrap it up, keynote speaker emphasized the importance of purity while pursuing our dreams.
On a final note, shout out to the amiable and wonderful MC of the event, in the person of Ogundimu Mary (EmDee). She did great.
I’m sure you’ve learnt a thing or two from this post. Go and LIVE YOUR DREAMS!!!