The journey of self-discovery
Through the LEAD Workshop, batch 3 scholars were given an avenue to reflect on their past – what made them who they are today, present – what they are going through, and future – what they want to change and who they want to be.
Teaching them how to deal with life and its complexities, they were given a chance to strengthen their faith, embrace one’s pain and the pain of others, evaluate broken lines in their families, acknowledge the good in themselves, learn the significance of teamwork, learn how to make the right decisions, and set a vision for themselves.
During their free time, they were also able to experience tree and vegetable planting, which they definitely enjoyed.
Standing out in the real world
Batch 1 and 2 scholars were exposed to a different kind of experience. As they are about to enter a new phase in their lives, with some of them graduating soon, they were given the opportunity to learn from speakers with years of experience and from young professionals starting out in the real world.
As they were encouraged to exhibit executive presence early on, they actively involved themselves in the discussions and activities. They were taught the essence of leadership, introduced to the core values of Shell (Honesty, Integrity, and Respect for People), and taught the skills and values they would need to possess when they step out to the world of work.
A second family
What we witnessed in this year’s camp was exceptional. We saw how strong bonds were formed. Without forcing the scholars to get along, they formed a natural connection. Maybe their struggles are not exactly similar, but their empathy towards each other is heartfelt.