Adults called on to teach values of excellence to the youth

First Vice President of the Barbados Evangelical Association, Reverend Dr Winston Clarke says it’s the responsibility of adults to teach the values of excellence to the youth and to lead by example.

“The legacy of the Barbadian people is not one of crime, it is not one where we embrace the deteriorating practices of foreign sub-cultures, neither is it one where our school children introduce violence as a means of challenge to each other, or in their pursuit of resolve difference,” Dr Clarke said as he delivered the sermon at today’s 51st National Independence Service.

“It is one which exhibits neighbourly care, one which knows how to resolve difference through meaningful dialogue and a strategic, intelligent and logical means of communication, one where value for each other’s life is not replaced by the bullet and knife and one where we as people have come to an understanding that the use of expletives as a part of communication does nothing to make our communication any more effective,” he added.

Dr Clarke also called on adults in society to lead by example, to preserve the morals and values of Barbadian society.

“Too often we see well-qualified persons in this beautiful land, in offices and at other workplaces whose qualifications and attitudes are at variance with each other,” he said.

“If … we are to become and remain citizens of excellence we must make a greater effort to inculcate values in our youth and to help shape their attitudes. The provision of articles of conspicuous consumption should be matched with the instilling of decency, politeness, respect for real and personal property, a display of positive values and an aspiration to develop whatever latent and artistic talents the youth possess,” he added.

Today’s service, one of the highlights of the independence anniversary celebrations, was held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre under the theme Excellence in Citizenship: Ensuring Hope for the Youth.

7 Responses to Adults called on to teach values of excellence to the youth

  1. De Original RallyMan
    De Original RallyMan November 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Parents would mainly the ones who have to do that thats they responsibility

  2. De Original RallyMan
    De Original RallyMan November 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Think need to do the parents help them to see the importance of helping they children thats the main way they’re going to get through to the children

  3. Xawery Xawerowicz
    Xawery Xawerowicz November 27, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Please help!

  4. Jennifer November 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Wow. No wonder.

  5. seagul November 27, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This is ‘Deeper soul’. It’s not religious hustle we need. But insightful focus uplifting the real spirit of the human being.

  6. milli watt November 27, 2017 at 10:03 am

    adults called on to do WHAT………..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a wicked Joke to play on de yuts

  7. Camille Massiah
    Camille Massiah November 27, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Really now?! How is it possible to teach what you do not know or understand?


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