Learner today leader tomorrow

24 March 2020 | Youth

Miguel Mutelembe

The LRC's of Jan Jonker Afrikaner high school went to a leadership training at Rock Lodge, situated in Okahandja in late January. At the Rock Lodge the LRC's had the privilege and the honor to be trained by Jerome Hansen.

He taught them more then what they expected, not just improving their leadership skills but preparing them for the near future with the leading them not to be a ‘Hypocritical LRC’.

The first thing they had to learn was to work as a team, which involves good communication skills and attitude. They were given a task to complete in the next 30 minutes which implemented this skills. The aim of this task was to bring the team together as one, for them to be able to work together.

Hansen continued giving the test more series of tasks to test their leadership skills. They went to mountain climbing to making a square with a pipe while blind folded and the obstacle course that had to be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Not only was this a LRC camp but a get to know each other, they knew when to be serious and when to have fun. As a leader it is very important to have a strategy and that was what this camp was all about.

"A leader is a person that is supposed to move you from point A to B, where point B is a better place. A leader doesn't take sides, they represent the people and what they want but in a righteous way," said Hansen.

Praisen Eises said that the camp was probably one of the best experiences she has encountered so far. She learnt to represent her fellow learners and respect them.

Not only did she learn a lot about herself but also got to know her colleagues better and she believes that discipline and appreciating the next person is key to success when i comes to leadership.

"The camp was awesome because the lessons i got from the camp sharpened my leadership skills and learnt in order to get over fears you should face and being a leader requires patience and discipline," added the deputy head boy Charles Classen.

"The year couldn't start any better, one of the best highlights were when we sat around the fire at night and had an open discussion about us. I really got the chance to know the LRC members better, it was a very emotional roller-coaster." commented Jamal Brinkman.

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