It’s hard to believe that in just a couple of decades, the little children of today will be running the world. City News finds out how ready four of them are.
Happy Children’s Day to all the precious munchkins out there!
The 35th president of America, John F Kennedy once said that “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” Indeed, children carry seeds of greatness and untold solutions that will only surface as they grow up, develop and bless this world with the gifts God has placed in them.
City News asks four wise little men and women how they would change this world for good if it was up to them.
Matthias Wants To Paint The Houses Red
“I want to join the HDB (Housing Development Board),” says Matthias Ong, 4. “Because I want to paint the top of all the house red and see if (it makes people) happy.”
He’s spot on about the two of the most important things in life–a roof over our head and keeping our eyes on what brings happiness.
Shiloh Wants To Be A Kind And Compassionate Leader
Kuruvilla Shiloh Susan, 5, believes that the two main things a leader must have are kindness and compassion.
“Leaders are not what they do outside because that is easy to do. But they first begin at home. Everyone knows what’s kindness and compassion. Anyone that shows us kindness and compassion makes us happy especially when we are sad.
“A true leader is not how he or she speaks, but someone who finds a need and meets it, and finds a hurt and heals it, and finds a problem and solves it. Are you kind to your father or mother? Have you been compassionate to their needs?
“If you want to make a difference, it begins at home.”
Benjamin Wants To Provide Education For All
Benjamin Aeby Samuel, 6, wants to make the world a better place by making education free for all, rich or poor.
“Education gives us knowledge of the world around and changes it into something better. Education is the key to success in life.”
Eloise Wants To Solve The Water Issue
Eloise Tan, 7, is determined to be a “supergirl”. “When it’s raining, I will put lots of baskets (containers) on the floor to collect water. Anyone is allowed to take the water if they need it.”
Rainwater is free for everyone! Why haven’t we thought of that?
Housing. Happiness. Kindness. Compassion. Education, Water. These already sound like future ministerial portfolios for our bright little ones! As they celebrate Children’s Day today, we celebrate their future and the world they are going to build.