Vice President Faisal Naseem called on children to promote patriotism and strive to become productive citizens who contribute to national development. He made the remarks at the inauguration of the Ministry of Education’s value education programme, "The Leader in Me," at Thaajudheen School on Saturday morning.

The programme aims to help foster students’ positive values and attitudes through teaching and learning in various key learning areas. The thought-provoking life skills taught through the programme, targeting students in grades 9-12, will align with the national curriculum.

Speaking at the event, the Vice President highlighted the importance of using grade school as a time to instil good values and manners in children. He also spoke about the importance of teaching leadership skills to children and preparing them for the leadership roles of tomorrow.

Stressing the need to promote and uphold social values and principles, the Vice President also called on children to promote humanity, benevolence, and compassion in all aspects of their lives.

The value education programme is facilitated by prominent life coaches and speakers, Masood Ali and Hussain Afeef. Senior government officials and principals attended the inaugural session of the programme.