A children-focused organisation called ‘Catch Them Young’ last Saturday staged the second edition of its annual ‘Kids Got Talent’ competition at the UTG Law Faculty in Kanifing.
The competition was designed to provide a unique platform to discover, nurture and unleash the talents of kids. It is also meant to enhance their skills through guidance and mentorship.
The Chief Executive Officer of Catch Them Young, Omar Ceesay, said the initiative recognises the fact that not all children are academically inclined thus the need to bring out their hidden talent. The competition featured spelling, poetry, public speaking, singing, and dancing.
Ceesay said the participation of children in the event encouraged them [children] to be financially discipline by conducting discussions on financial management and opening an account for them with a starting capital.
53 children participated in what was called the elimination round and 20 amongst them selected to battle in the final round slated for November.
The competition, he outlined is open for children between the ages of 7 and 15.
He said his organisation is on the final touches of the event and that it has already identified competent judges and mentors to guide the children throughout the process.
Speaking to the press, Adama Muloshi and Ousman Fofana, both contestants of the competition expressed delight for being part of the life changing program. They further urged their fellow kids to join such initiatives to expose their God-given talents.
While expressing optimism that the platform created will eventually empower children, Ceesay called on the public to attend the upcoming events and show support to the participants as they are a critical demography in the country’s development cycle.