Boot camp that inspires

2016-04-28 06:00
Phindile Dlekedla from Site B attended the BYLP 2016.

Phindile Dlekedla from Site B attended the BYLP 2016.

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Site B’s Phindile Dlekedla had an awesome time during the Boxer Youth Leadership Programme held in Durban recently.

Phindile was one of 40 scholars aged between 16 and 18 years that were selected from around South Africa and Swaziland.

“I entered a competition at Boxer in Site B where I wrote an essay about a music group that inspires me,” she said.

Each year the store offers a number of scholars the opportunity to experience new things, expand their knowledge, express their opinions within a controlled and safe environment as well as explore new places, which may have seemed unattainable prior to this youth initiative.

Youngsters from across the country and beyond have become aware of the positive impact attending such an initiative has on an individual’s life.

This is one of the main reasons so many scholars enter to be part of the Boxer Youth Leadership Programme.

Boxer has continued to invest in our future leaders through their unique programme.

The success is evident in the many graduates in the past, most of whom have come back to the camp to inspire current youth.

Lawrence Lwanga, from Queenstown was one of the lucky learners selected to attend the 2014 Boxer Youth Leadership Programme.

He confessed that attending that camp changed his life. He was able to dream big and believe that he could achieve anything he set his mind to.

Today, Lawrence is a student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, and is studying towards a a law degree.

“We were so proud to invite Lawrence back in 2016 to share his inspirational story with this year’s learners. Sometimes kids need to be reminded that they have the ability to achieve their dreams despite the challenges they face. Through The Boxer Youth Leadership Programme, this is exactly what we achieve year on year,” said Prenella Ragavan, Boxer’s spokeswoman.

“The class of 2016 encompassed learners of a very high calibre which just edified the need for a sustained programme such as the Boxer Youth Leadership.”

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