Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” As we navigate through the complexities of life, it becomes paramount to invest in the lives of our young learners, nurturing them to become ladies and gentlemen of character, grace, and wisdom. Just as a gardener carefully tends to a seedling, we are called to sow seeds of knowledge, virtue, and guidance into the fertile hearts and minds of our children. 

To cultivate ladyhood and gentlemanhood in the younger generation, we must instill principles grounded in love, respect, integrity, and compassion. Let us remember that the path they walk is shaped by the examples they witness and the values they are taught. Therefore, it is our responsibility as parents, mentors, and role models to provide the nurturing environment they need to flourish. 

Thumisa Maja was speaking to our young ladies about the power of self-worth, encouraging them to embrace their unique qualities and talents. She was helping them recognize their inherent dignity as daughters of God, enabling them to respect themselves and others. The girls were shown the importance of kindness, humility, and inner strength, reminding them that true beauty radiates from within. 

Similarly, Zuko Xalisa guided our  young gentlemen on a path of honor, teaching them the values of chivalry, integrity, and leadership. He was instilling in them a sense of responsibility, teaching them to respect and protect the dignity of others. Zuko was fostering in them the virtues of patience, courage, and self-discipline, molding them into men of character who lead with humility and strength.