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Star For Life learners to participate in a cutting edge leadership training offered by Activate Leadership.

posted 29 Jan 2013, 01:04 by ntobeko dlamini

In line with the vision of Star For Life to empower young people to follow their dreams, Star For Life Skills project in conjunction with Activate Leadership and Public Innovation has offered a cutting edge training on leadership and project management to two learners of Star For Life.


                        Learners from cwakeme High School of Star For Life Skills workshops. 

Activate Leadership is a training authority that equips young people with leadership skills, spark social activism and innovation in addressing socio-economic challenges facing South Africa. The programme only takes 600 students per year from all over South Africa.


The three year part time course consists of project planning, socio political navigation and management, system just to mention a few. On completion of the programme, students are expected to go back to their communities and become social entrepreneurs by initiating projects that are geared towards social transformation; child development, skills development as well as youth empowerment.

                                       Skills workshop at Dlilanga technical High School.

 Since the course is offered on part basis, it is also accommodating students and working youth. Sifiso Kunene a class of 2012 matriculant from Ntaminemidwa High School in Hluhluwe says, “I am very pleased to be part of this leadership course, I've always wanted to do something to give back to my community and I believe this programme is a great a start”, stated Kunene. Sifiso has also registered at University of Zululand for a Bachelor of Education and he believes it will complement very well with the Activate training.


Lungani Ntshangase matriculated from Siphosabadletshe High School in the year 2008, due to lack of funding he ended up not furthering his studies at University, “ Rural and youth development has always been my passion, this opportunity is one of my key milestone towards achieving my dreams”, says Ntshangase.