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ACFE Group’s first pilot leadership program launches in South Africa

WATCH VIDEO: ACFE Group launches its first leadership program in SA.

The ACFEG’s team led by Director of Education and Community Programs, Ntombizonke Ngidi visited the community of Ga-Rankuwa North of Tshwane in South Africa to launch the African Leadership Program at St Augustine's LEAP school. The visit started off with a school tour where the learners shared about their school community and about themselves. The team engaged and learnt about the students deeper as they shared in particular about the values of their school, their individual stories and how they relate to them.

The Group’s Chief shared about the organization and inspired the learners with his background story, how he founded the African Community Fund for Education Group, reflections from his life as a young boy and student, and the work that the organization aspires to do in the lives of young people. After that it was down to business as Director Ngidi led a variety of games that allowed learners to know each other on a deeper level. This made them ready to tackle questions on leadership and explore the concept. The learners also participated in an emotional development program.

The conversation developed more impact as learners where reflecting on the leaders in their lives, what their qualities are and what they can learn from them. As the day progressed, one could see the passion in their eyes and the eagerness in their voices. The young people were claiming the leader in them and were prepared to go back to their communities to start leading.

The day ended with the Board Chairperson Morongwa Makgamatho sharing her life experiences, and her past as an entrepreneur and self-made millionaire. She left the learners with a powerful message of picking themselves up, trying again and not giving up. Young people could easily relate to her message and were grateful to her. The ACFEG’s team was very pleased with how the day went, and it was evident that the Leadership Program is needed in schools and that young people are hungry for such conversations and they are ready to lead. Next ACFEG will work on spreading the program across provinces to other schools and motives.

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