Youth trained to lead in future at camp

2015-11-17 06:00
45 young community members of Heideveld participated in a leadership camp at the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve recently.

45 young community members of Heideveld participated in a leadership camp at the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve recently.

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The youth are often seen as the flag bearers of tomorrow, the flag bearers of civil society’s future.

45 youth members (26 boys and 19 girls) between the ages of 14 and 24 from Heideveld, had an experience they would have hoped would equip them with the tools with which to run their respective communities effectively in the future.

They, with volunteers from the community who accompanied them, took up camp at the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve outside Muizenberg recently.

The overall objective of the camp was geared at fostering leadership among the group as well as working together as a team.

Participants took part in team building activities such as nature walks and fitness programmes.

Anthony Moses, councillor of ward 44, which includes Heideveld, says the three-day camp was also aimed at teaching the participants skills to run sports and recreational programmes in Heideveld in the future.

He says the camp would also be an ongoing initiative for future generations of the ward.

“There will be two camps annually – a summer and a winter camp for the youth,” he says.

Moses hopes the programme grows from strength to strength, provided the community continues to show their support and interest.

“Anyone who is actively involved in the community, who volunteer their time to assist in the community, is welcome to join,” he says.

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