Have you known that more than half of the worlds population have long been disadvantaged and deprived of their basic needs in life?
For them staying alive on a day-to-day basis is a constant struggle. Many of them languish without seeing the dawn of a comfortable life.
But many, too, never lose hope as they struggle with courage and dignity. There are many lessons we can learn from the stories of our fellow human beings who have learned to build up confidence in themselves, break their culture of silence and find solidarity with the many others in their journey to a meaningful life.
All human beings deserve to live out their fullest potential and with as much DIGNITY as humanly possible. Thus, it is bith an individual and communal responsibility to see to it that people from all walks of life are allowed or enabled to live decent and humane lives.
So to our youths today, it is your RESPONSIBILITY to grow into self-respecting, caring, just and self-reliantadults. It is equally your respinsibility to help make everyone grow and live with DIGNITY as HUMAN BEINGS. . . .