Children share their ideas on why it's important to keep self-respect
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Chanella Uwineza, 12 years old
Self-respect boosts personal development and improves enlightenment about life and those around you.
It empowers a person to be passionate and work hard so that they perform well in everything they handle.
To me this is the most important life value since it’s the foundation to a good life.
Micheal Gime, 13 years old
Both at home and school we learn that having self-respect is the first step towards believing in oneself and it builds self-confidence which is necessary for a person to achieve their goals in life.
I have learnt that without self-respect you lose your identity in your community and among your colleagues.
From my experience, I believe self-respect can literally affect the way one thinks, acts, as well as performance, whether academic or social.
Our class teacher always tells us that a student with self-respect is always mostly characterised by brilliant ideas, unlike the one who lacks that attribute.
I think self-respect is very important, and thus should be exercised by all people.
William Rurangwa, 13 years old
I believe that having high self-respect builds and promotes the spirit of responsibility and confidence in a person.
As students it helps us to make mature decisions in our daily activities, by helping us to know what is good and bad for us.