The feedback from the participating schools indicate that after the leadership workshop, the students have a clear understanding that student leadership is a call to serve and not to be served.
Peace Gillis, the Social Prefect of Community Secondary School Amadi-Ama, was one of the participants 2017 YLA. At the end of the workshop Peace said she was going back to her school a changed leader, because she has learnt how to communicate effectively. She made a commitment to be an inspiration and a good example to her peers and the Junior students in her School.
Another participant, ThankGod Thomas Rufus, a student of Community Secondary School Oyibo, said he realized that Leadership is not about bullying juniors students, but being a positive influence. He decided that he would initiate self-development projects for the students in his school.
This year, KIR Foundation will build the capacity of four newly elected prefects each, from twenty-five Secondary Schools including the Special School for Handicapped Children by giving them the tools they need to become innovative leaders in the Society.
Some of the prospective participants of this year’s Inclusive Young Leadership Academy, are eagerly looking forward to the one-day workshop and are planning to become change agents in their school with the knowledge they will acquire.
When the KIR Foundation team visited their schools, the emerging leaders shared the following with them;
Micheal, the Senior Prefect of Dietams International School, believes that the knowledge he will get from YLA will enable him to make a difference in his school.
Sonia, the Sports Prefect of Immanuel International School, hopes to learn ways to make her fellow students become better citizens and have good goals in life
Chukwuebuka, the Deputy Senior Prefect of Tamwills Educational Centre, expects to be enlightened on how to become a good role model, and to teach other students what he will learn from the workshop.
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