Youth encouraged to dream big, work hard


Discipline is the key to goal-setting, says a business leader, and the road there should be paved with resources.
“There is no free lunch. You can be a dreamer for years and not realise your dreams if you don’t invest in them,” Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd chief executive Joe Wemin said at a fundraising dinner for the national Baptist youth conference.
“I was a village kid who came to Port Moresby and grew up in the 6-Mile dump. I sold empty bottles and newspapers at Boroko. Look at where I am now?” he said.
“Dreams and visions are achieved though many activities. There is a price to what you want to achieve in life. You need to sow the seeds for what you want to achieve in life.”
Wemin said young people should use the Bible for guidance, and to find discipline and purpose.
“Youths are the future of this nation and they will shape the society in future,” he said.
Wemin called on the church not to focus only on developing young people spiritually but to also help build their life skills.
“I am convinced and believe beyond reasonable doubt that the church is an agent of change. It is a powerful body that can shape the future of any community and the future of our country,” he said.
“Our current state of affairs is the result of investments in youth done 20 years ago. The generation that will shape the outlook of our country and the society are the youth of today.”
Wemin donated 20 copies of his book Braving through travails and vision towards the fundraising effort.
The conference is set for Dec 10-15 at the Port Moresby National High School. Youths will come from all over PNG for the conference.