Zainab Syed, Staff Writer
DECA Ontario is a nonprofit organization striving to aid youth in bettering their business and leadership skills, as well as innovating ideas that directly influence entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, and marketing related jobs and workplaces. Where is such a sophisticatedly organized co-curricular found? Well, right here, at CKSS. Our very own CKSS DECA Team is working to compete in the DECA regionals this year. When asked for a little perspective, Deevain Bedi (President of CKSS DECA) and Eman Faisal, a member, had quite a lot of input to provide.
As adolescents, it’s only natural to deem the world superficial and observe the perfunctoriness of the everyday. Despite this, both Eman and Deevain have an optimistic and enlightened view on what DECA can offer the teen mind. When asked what qualities DECA can establish in a young person, both Eman and Deevain stressed the importance of communication, creativity and flexibility. These three qualities are not just essential to business, but also to our daily lives. However, the most crucial characteristic to have in you, no matter what you are passionate about, is inspiration. Take it from Deevain, whose role model is Elon Musk because of his drive towards excellence and passion for environmental sustainability, or Eman, whose role model is Oprah Winfrey because of her exceptional success in brand developmentation and countless list of achievements.
Often we find ourselves saying, “Watch out! We may have the new Steve Jobs in this classroom!”,“We may have another Picasso sitting amongst us!” “We may have a Shakespeare just dying to write another story fixated on death.” Youth, whether we be interested in business, art, writing, music, teaching, engineering, anything at all, have the potential to be more than those before us because we live in an age where we are able to correct past mistakes. Deevain plans on establishing a renewable, sustainable energy source that will eradicate toxic and destructive congestors, thus maximizing the use of green energy. Though these ideas may just seem like hopeful words, the implications of these concepts are… revolutionary. So CKSS, what do you plan to enlighten?