AKF’s youth programme
29 June 2012 | CITIZEN REPORTER
JOHANNESBURG - The programme aims to develop a new generation of leaders committed to promoting objectives of non-racialism and nation building.
Speaking at the launch of the programme was the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, and AKF board member, Derek Hanekom.
“Leadership is often viewed as one person leading others, but in reality it is a collective effort.
It often takes more than one person to solve big problems”, said Hanekom. He urged young people to be the future they want to see.
“You may have role models but you are also role-models to others.
You must inspire those people who look up to you,” Hanekom explained. Hanekom said for young people to be respected, they should respect everyone and show humility when dealing with others.
“As future leaders, the youth must champion human rights, non-racialism and non-sexism.”
“Our country must be a model of non-racialism, non-sexism and human rights,” he said.
This year long programme has attracted the attention of young people between the ages 15 to 25.
It had more than a hundred entries from across the racial spectrum.
It will see participants taking part in community events during International Mandela Day in July, also going on trips to significant places like Robben Island.
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