Career talk: Not Sure Where to Start? Try This

Rahama Obadak
Marketing & Comms, Flexisaf

OK.I trust you’ve been good? That’s great to hear. Let’s have another career gist.In our introductory talk about Career Guidance, I quoted an expert saying career guidance should start at most by age 7. So, if age 7 is an ideal age to introduce our children to the concept of career guidance, and we’ve not done it till now, then what are we waiting for?Let me have a quick guess, it just doesn’t make too much sense to you that a child as young as 7 can visualize their future. But then guess what? You are not alone in that. I felt so too, but not anymore because yes at age 7 according to Vanessa Moulton most Children have realistic future ambitions, and that’s a good enough sign that they are ready to be guided career-wise.Not sure what to start with?The next reason you’ve not started are not sure what to start with, am I right? Waste not a second more! Introduce them to coding! Yes, that’s right coding as in computer programming. As Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft rightly said “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”Notice Gates said in all domains. That means even if your child intends to be an artist, an engineer, a motivational speaker, an impactful teacher or he/she intends to fly an airplane, coding should be the first step for them because as the late Steve Jobs said “Everyone should learn to program a computer because it teaches you to think.” Gates, Jobs and a lot of other experts had a lot to say on this. So, waste no time, the clock goes tick tick tick it waits for no one. How to introduce them to Coding?Since you’ve made up your mind Coding should be the next step, the next question probably is how to introduce them? Oh, worry not! Here too, FlexiSAF, through its SAF Talk-2-Me Campaign and Kid Coders program, has you covered. Coming up this summer is FlexiSAF’s Kid Coders Summer Program which introduces your wards to the concept of Code and a lot more. Technically, we’ll teach them how to think and awaken their creativity, imagination and hidden potentials.So, don’t think too much. Just subscribe to SAF Talk-2-Me Campaign in the form below and work with FlexiSAF to make your wards the best of the best. See you soon! In your very own school!