The Crystal Counsel, a friendly organization that seeks to provide guidance and counseling services for teenagers has organized its maiden Teens’ conference dubbed, “Who am I: My life, My Purpose”, at the Church of Pentecost, Burma Camp on Saturday, 03 August 2019.
The programme hosted by Mrs. Laurel Bright Mautsueni was aimed at complementing the role of parents, religious and educational institutions in providing the needed religious, social and moral foundation for young people to grow into responsible adults.
In her address Mrs Mautsueni indicated that teenagers today are battling with so many hidden issues in the high schools, particularly immoral habits such as homosexuality, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT), masturbation, smoking and drug abuse, abortion, armed robbery, occultism, strong urge for suicide, virtual sex, pan sexuality which is trending and premarital sex which is now a social norm and rendering virginity abnormal.
According to her some media contents both print and electronics are indirectly, mentoring the youth to destruction and are unconsciously and effortlessly fed daily with these information that come with modernity.
She said the Ghanaian traditional setting does not allow for open discussion of certain topics teenagers are eager to hear but unfortunately, modern technology advertises scenes that are of teen interest in a negative way. Therefore, she indicated that it was about time to openly discuss and draw implications to guide the path of the youth.
“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”, she added.
Participants were schooled through some very educative and interactive lessons and they had the opportunity of exhausting the question on their minds, there by addressing some of the pressing issues that confront them. Members where drawn from churches, NGOs and some other organizations within Greater Accra.
Speakers at the conference included; Life Coach and Counsellor, Elder Amos Kevin-Annan, Life Coach, Pastor Patrick Otieku-Boadi and Psychologist, Mrs Esther Mmabilla Tamakloe.
The programme was sponsored by EPP Book Services Ltd, Unique Water, Promasidor - producers of Yumvita and Cowbell and Pladis - producer of McVities Biscuits.