Our current education system is not adequately serving skills development, and is in urgent need of reform. By the end of Grade 12, half of every cohort entering the schooling system is lost.
Since 2010, the Naledi School leadership programme has developed over 1 400 Grade 10 and 11 students in 17 schools across four provinces – including some Model C Schools. Our reach has been felt in Gauteng, Tembisa, Katlehong and Soweto and our success stems in part from the buy-in of the school management body; building ownership of the process has upheld our value.
Students participate in six – six hour workshops that introduce a series of key life skills. Group coaching compliments these sessions.
The students all participate in a practical contest – a group Entrepreneurial Challenge – where over six weeks they must grow a working capital of R50. The exercise develops an understanding of how Naledi skills serve business development – while at the same time linking self-development to business effectiveness.
Our 7R Leadership Framework underpins every lesson shared and is a proven system that operates from the premise that EQ enhances potential success and everything in life hinges on relationships.