In my country, 16 is the age when most students have to decide which educational path to embark on next. It could be going to a polytechnic, a junior college, or taking up a course in a post-secondary institution.
About Amy J
Amy loves mountains, teaching and young people. She combines these three loves by spending a month a year teaching in village schools around Asia. With the hope of living in a village one day, she spends much of her time meeting youth, reading, writing and attempting to cook, all in the bid to live simply. Recently, she has been blessed with a daughter and so her career title has shifted from Youth Trainer to Mum-in-training.
You can read more of her motherhood musings on her personal blog
Entries by Amy J
I read about 10-15 resumes a day as a recruitment manager in my company, which engages around a hundred part-time trainers monthly. Many of them begin or end with this line: “I hope you can seriously consider my application as this is my dream job.”
Growing up in church has its cons—everyone knows you, and everyone is watching your every action and ready to report you to your parents who serve as deacons, elders, or Sunday school teachers.
Eons ago, my would-be-mentor gave me a little card when she first invited me to join my church’s youth ministry leadership team. I do not recall what she wrote, but the quote on the card remains etched in my memory, some fifteen years on.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.
YMI is a part of Our Daily Bread Ministries.