Hout Bay Lions recruit teens for leadership course

Hout Bay Lions Club members with some of the Hout Bay High School matrics selected for a leadership course. Picture: Elizabeth Boonzaier.

Team building, public speaking, problem solving and decision making are some of the things teenagers will learn about during a leadership course run by the Hout Bay Lions early next year.

Twenty-five Hout Bay High School matric pupils have registered for training to be held at the Rondevlei section of the False Bay Nature Reserve and the Hout Bay library, from Friday February 2 to Sunday February 4, according to Hout Bay Lions president Elizabeth Boonzaier.

“The candidates will complete a community project and thereafter they will graduate from the programme,“ she said.

One of the candidates, Faatimah Salie, 17, is involved in her school’s writing society, Interact Club and the Muslim Students Association (MSA).

“One of the main reasons why I wanted to join is to gain confidence and leadership skills,” she said. “We will learn how to communicate better with each other, work on speech-craft, work on our self-awareness and enjoy fun activities.”

Ashwin Swart, 17, who is part of the Interact, environment and library clubs, also hopes to learn more about leadership.

“We will learn how to do public speaking, how to communicate with a big audience and to control your emotions. They will also help us with personal development, to be self aware, motivate yourself to do good and your best, help us set up vision boards for the future, help us do career planning and learn how to resolve conflict.”

For more information, contact Elizabeth Boonzaier at liz7806@yahoo.co.uk.