Prioritise content that develops the youth

Highschooler pullout

Students enjoy content in the Highschooler pullout of the Daily Nation during the Newspapers in Education (NiE) programme activation by Nation Media Group on June 4, 2023.

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Publishing houses should put more effort into producing content that prioritises the personal development of the youth.

They have a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute to that novel deed by disseminating content that is not only informative but also empowering.

From those who offer practical advice on career planning and financial literacy to those who delve into mental health awareness and self-care practices, there is a vast landscape of topics that can positively impact the lives of young readers.

The significance of publishing such content cannot be gainsaid. It serves to offer a beacon of hope for those struggling with self-doubt or uncertainty about their future.

While providing insights and perspectives from experts and peers, it reassures them they are not alone in their journey to personal growth and fulfilment.

Furthermore, publishing content geared towards the personal development of the youth fosters a sense of community and belonging. It creates a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas, allowing young individuals to connect with others who share their aspirations and challenges.

Investing in the personal development of the youth yields long-term benefits for society. Empowered and resilient young individuals are better equipped to overcome obstacles, pursue their passion and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

By so nurturing their talents and ambitions, the editors, and publishers, lay the foundation for a brighter and more prosperous future for generations to come.

I encourage the editors and publishers to seize the opportunity of being in their hallowed positions to inspire, educate and uplift the next generation, empowering them to realise their full potential and make a positive impact on the world.

Together, we can cultivate a culture of growth, resilience and hope that will shape the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.

Reagan Onyango, Migori