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Daily Nation : February 23rd 2014
2 young nation editor says... favourite sport is Tae Kwon Do. Her interest in the sport began when she was hardly five-years-old. Now 11-yearsold she has the skills to not only give you a sharp stomach kick if you attacked her, but also has made her school shine during tournaments. But one thing you learn from S Yvonne’s experience is that to gain such recognition at her age, you have to know what your talent is early and to work hard towards nurturing it and doing better. Her story will, no doubt, inspire anyone interested in nurturing their talents. Read all about her in our cover story. On-the-job training competition is on-going and don’t miss a chance to participate. All you need to do is convince the judges through a wellwritten essay that you should be one of the four lucky ones to train with us for a week during the April Holidays. Turn to Page 5 for more details on how to apply. All your other regular columns are in place, and be sure to catch up with the ever-hilarious Linda in this week’s episode. Liz o what’s your talent and how do you nurture it? This week we bring you the story of Yvonne Wambui, whose letters Learn to be responsible from early age I am a fan of ‘Young Nation’ magazine since the stories carried have always inspired me from when I was younger. I started working at the age of 19 years. I pay my own rent and buy food for myself. I am a part-time student and a girl cyclist. I practice during my free time. I am also a volunteer with St. John Ambulance. I think young people should start being responsible with their lives from an early age instead of indulging in unacceptable behaviours like drinking and partying. These are not the best ways to have fun. If you start planning your time well at an early age, you will have a better future. Shamim Omar, via email February 23, 2014 sunday nation pen pals JACKEY NKONGE, ST. MARY’S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 38, IGOJI. Age: 14, Hobbies: Travelling, reading novels, dancing, swimming and playing basketball. Would like pen pals from Australia, India, Kenya and Burundi. AMOH MARION, ALLIANCE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 109, KIKUYU. Age: 15, Hobbies: Watching movies, reading novels, writing and making new friends. Would like pen pals from Tanzania, USA, Korea, Israel and South Africa. quotes Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. -GOLDA MEIR The best revenge is massive success. -FRANK SINATRA Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. -HENRY VAN DYKE We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. - CHARLES LAMB CHARITY AKINYI, ALLIANCE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 109, KIKUYU. Age: 16, Hobbies: Swimming, dancing, watching movies and playing tennis. Would like pen pals from Kenya, Sweden, Uganda and Australia. GLADYS WANJIRU, DR KANUBHAI HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 126-10306, KAGIO. Age: 18, Hobbies: Swimming, chatting, dancing, travelling and listening to music. Would like pen pals from Kenya, Mexico, Cuba, Japan and Tanzania. EDNA MUTHONI, DR KANUBHAI HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 126-10306, KAGIO. Age: 16, Hobbies: Dancing, listening to music, travelling, swimming, and reading novels. Would like pen pals from Tanzania, South Africa, Mexico, Australia and USA. Should parents decide which courses their children will pursue our team GROUP MANAGING EDITOR : Eric Obino EDITOR: Liz Gitonga-Wanjohi CONTRIBUTORS: Mworia Muchina, Patricia Mundia, Samuel Muigai, Steve Muthini, Sheila Okongo, Frankline Akhubula PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITOR:Joan Pereruan CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Roger Mogusu DESIGNER: Collins Cheruiyot in college or university? Njeri Kibe: No. They can advise but make the final decision. It should be the child’s decision since they are the ones who know where their strength lies. Thithia Boyie: No, everyone knows what they want to become... Dorcas Dotie Simiyu: No, they shouldn’t because this may force some children to take courses they do not like. Joys Kimani: No. Every person knows what she wants to be when she grows up. By dictating their courses you are forcing the child to be what they never want to be. Maxin Kariuki Mwangi: No they should not. They should let the child pursue what pleases him/her. Corrie Carol: Why on earth should we force people to do things which they may never like, if one is forced to do medicine and may be they have never had interest in it, they will end up being the neglecting, heartless medical practitioners we usually see in hospitals. Follow us on our Young Nation Facebook page DOREEN ATIENO, KIOGE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 171, KISII. Age: 16, Hobbies: Watching movies, dancing, travelling and swimming. Would like pen pals from Uganda, Kenya, Sweden and China. DOREEN KINOTI, MARIARI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 2159, EMBU. Age: 16, Hobbies: Dancing, reading novels, swimming and travelling. Would like pen pals from Sweden, USA, China, Cuba, Uganda and Southern Sudan. Send penpal requests to: My penpal, Young Nation, P. O. Box 49010 Nairobi or email at email@example.com Remember to put it in your email address.
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