A quarter of all the Grade 9 learners selected by Kayamandi High School to go on leadership training belong to Vision AfriKa’s educational development programme.
A total of 12 students attended the learning and development experience, which was held at Stanford Valley Guest Farm in the Klein Rivier valley about 120km south east of Stellenbosch between Sunday 3 September and Friday 8 September.
The aim of the training was to teach the students about the six key values of leadership, which comprise awareness, perseverance, focus, creativity, integrity and service. They were told the meaning of each of the words and helped to understand how they relate to their own lives and studies as well as how best to share their insights with others.
The scheme was intended to teach the learners to become effective leaders not only to support their classmates, but also their families and communities too. On completion of the course, each student was also instructed to meet with their teacher to come up with a strategy on how they could help change the lives of others for the better, while also growing and developing themselves in the process.