At the age of 11 years, this boy was elected governor. 11-year-old boy? Yes, Mother is not misread. Do not be surprised, because in this area there is a governor program for children.
Dom Peters is an 11-year-old boy who was elected first governor of children in Oregon, United States. Dom was chosen after 1,350 fifth graders voted for him.
Then what will this little governor do? Through the television, Dom delivered his plans. Dom says he wants to make sure there is no bullying and wants to promote goodness.
The fifth grader delivered a short speech at Willamette Valley Christian School, in Brooks. Mind you know, Oregon is the second country in the US to start the program Governor of Children (Kid Governor), after Connecticut.
In a two-and-a-half-minute video, Dom tells of his personal experience in his previous school. That’s what inspired him to eliminate bullying among children.
As governor of the children, Dom also wanted to write and publish a book containing information about bullying. Next time he will share the book with classes throughout the state.
“Together, I hope we can help stop bullying in the state of Oregon,” Dom said firmly.
Dom also suggests making student clubs to write their own children’s stories about bullying in order to raise awareness. Hmm, interesting also yes the idea.
During election campaigns, other finalists address issues such as ending child abuse, improving access to health care, and helping foster children. The idea of Dom to write a book and create a writer club about bullying is what makes it more prominent than any other candidate.
Said the mother, Concetta Maceira, Dom is a great child. He is known to care about others. “She really cares about how others are treated,” Concetta said as quoted by the Statesman Journal.
How can children of that age have a high leadership and caring spirit? Hmm, maybe one of them from class, Bun. Because ya, demanding the teacher of Dom, Jo Moore, in the class much use the story to influence the feelings of students.
“He really saw how stories can affect people and touch the heart,” says Jo Moore.
A child who can be a leader in his age is visible from his ability to provide fast, precise solutions, and have the ability to think fast. For example nih when a friend fell from a tree, the child will immediately ask for a red medicine to treat his friend. Yes, Bun, not just a tough solution. But from a simple solution, the child’s character can be seen.
Professor of the Faculty of Human Ecology Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Prof. Dr. Hardinsyah MS, some time ago also remind ya about the importance of nutritional fulfillment to support efforts to foster leadership spirit. Because to be a leader, then the individual must be smart to use the brain, and brain work is supported by the same intake.
To meet the needs of balanced nutrition, Prof. Hardin stressed the importance of the fulfillment of macro nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, omega 3, and water needs. Then Bun, do not forget to meet the needs of micronutrients in children in the form of vitamins and minerals. For example, vitamin B complex is important for the brain.