What a sheltered life we live. Today was one of those days when work helped me see a reality that is often hidden from me and my circle of friends.
I met young people, as young as 16, who come from troubled backgrounds and recently benefited from courses that essentially taught them what my parents passed on to me - basic life skills. They had to be taught how to speak politely.
They were given a certificate for this.
It was heart-warming to see how satisfied they looked as they walked up to the minister to collect the certificate.