Written by Mahmud Tim Kargbo
For most of us there is a gap between the life APC Youth are leading and who they really are. They are living in a world based on who they ‘should be’ and what they ‘should do’, and therefore we are losing connection to their true identity and their unique potential. This is damaging their well-being. Beloz believe that gaining a deeper understanding of ‘who they are’ is an empowering process which can lead to positive life changes in our APC Youth. Beloz believe that each individual is unique and by embracing this diversity, we can enrich ourselves in the APC and indeed society.
Within the context of this diversity Beloz take into consideration the welfare of our youth and societal norms that define and set up the limits of acceptable behaviour and ways of being and expressing. Empowering APC Youth is a serious issue to sustain our party in governance, this must be prioritised by our politician and others in social positions of trust to sustain President Koroma’s legacy and the social environment in which people live. It is often seen as something that should not be discussed openly and it still provokes a lot of controversy and shame when we look at the vulnerable conditions of our youth.
In order for our youth to live a wholesome and more meaningful life Beloz said, we need to understand social, cultural and personal aspects that influence their identity, challenge the norms, and take actions which lead to a more congruent life. We can learn how to create a space for our APC Youth to living a more authentic life, by fully accessing our own resources of doing, being and living. In this way we are also more capable of sharing our gifts with our environment. We need to also encourage the interaction with the outside world. Well-being depends not only on the inner truth, but also on the interaction from outside. Only in this interaction with their environment – our youth give, receive and accept – they can empower themselves fully as they really are. Education should not always be their to serve those that come from privilege backgrounds. It need to cut across responsibly to tackle the problem of inequality by ensuring that we give a rethink to education and give our youth life skills that are equally important to international standards.
Beloz want to emphasise on this process by mingling APC Youth with different gender background. Moreover he will be focusing on the interaction with the outside world during his Presidency and anticipating on a learning process that will expose the talents of our APC youth on how they can get international standards trainings which leads to positive change in the world of our APC Youth. Changing Sierra Leone or the world is not by dictating or forcing things, but by positive impulses.
Beloz Overall aim:
The aim of Beloz leadership for the APCNYL is to enable Youth of APC to cultivate capacities in their own environments that encourage and empower young people to discover, understand and express their authentic self and inner diversity. Beloz will do this by bringing APC Youth allover on an active journey of self-discovery. We invite APC Youth who are open to experiencing this personal journey and who are in a position to play positive role in sustaining APC in governance and sincerely sustain President Koroma’s legacy to join Beloz and work with young people in the APC.
Beloz Objective :
To increase awareness of APC Youth inner processes and capacities in a holistic way (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual aspects) and explore how they are contributing to our well-being.
To understand the social, cultural and environmental aspects that positively influence our youth identity.
To provide space for APC Youth to understand and overcome blockages related to expressing their inner self.
To stimulate the curiosity, vulnerability, confidence and resilience of the APC Youth.
To support APC youth in developing capacities that are transferable to their own environment and win more supporters for the APC party.
To cultivate youth in the APC with growth mindset and lifelong learning attitude and approach when supporting young people.
To provide space for sharing and exchanging good practices around youth identity and well-being.
To learn more about the APC Youth League and APC and its actions, and sincerely APC Youth League as a tool of recognition of the key competences