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MY IMPROMPTU MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH TO A CLASS I MENTOR AT CALABAR : FABIAN THOMAS, JAMAICA COORDINATOR - 2012 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

I am mentor at my alma mater Calabar High School. Last Friday morning was an interesting mixed bag and Spirit led me to me to deliver an impromptu mini-motivational speech to the class of 1st formers that I mentor. I'm sharing what I remember (and have embellished on):
Let me tell you why I and the other mentors make the time to come here on Friday mornings. We do it because we have made a commitment to save as many of you as we can, as many of you who will let us, as many of you who want us to. We stand, meet and commit to this process as men who are proud to say we went to this historic institution, men who proudly, loudly and unashamedly call ourselves Rabalac Lions, men who value what we learnt and were taught here, men who know that a significant part of who we are is because of the quality of teaching, stewardship and mentorship that we got when we sat in classrooms on these grounds.
Another reason that we commit to being a mentor is because we stand in opposition to the mind-…