IGNITE Youth Organization launched its first-ever IGNITE Purpose Curriculum that will help 400 young people begin the search for life’s purpose and pursue it with zeal.
The program is divided into five stages that offer a 360 degree view of a young person’s life. It concludes with a graduation ceremony for members at the end of the year, as well as the third edition of the IGNITE Youth Awards ceremony for young people who demonstrate leadership in service to their country.
The program asks relevant questions such as “Why am I here? » What kind of legacy will I leave behind? Why will people remember me? What difference will I make in the world? In addition to focusing on purpose, the program will also focus on mental health, resilience, character development, relationship management, failure management, volunteerism, leadership skills development and many other topics.
The program was created with the context of Zimbabwe in mind and does not ignore the challenges that young people face. The ultimate goal of the program is to help young people become active and engaged citizens in their country, as well as to help them launch their own initiatives that will make a difference in the world, thus pursuing their goal with passion.
“Why will you ask me? When [you] decide to live their life with a purpose, [you] are much more in control [you are] long-term happiness and in a better position to give back and be agents of change in their country. [You] you won’t feel like you’re drifting aimlessly towards an ill-defined goal that doesn’t make you happy. I have chosen a purposeful path, a path that empowers and guides young minds on their journey through life to find their purpose and live life with passion.
“Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, provide a sense of direction, and create meaning. For most young people, the goal-focused career guidance we provide leads them to meaningful and satisfying work,” says Tadzie Madzima, Founder of IGNITE Youth.
Madzima’s brainchild offers a career-focused approach and coaching to help teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-29) create meaningful careers and vocations for themselves. They help young people to think critically and innovatively about how they can bring solutions to the problems facing their communities and their country.