InSite is a leadership development program designed to impact and develop young students between 15 to 23 years of age. InSite consists of six months of leadership and character training with a focus on sustainable community development culminating in a trip to South Africa where the students put their learning experience to work at Enkanini and Pretoria. Imagine life without plumbing, electricity, public health services, and education!
Through InSite, the team will work in collaboration with Serve the City, to enable the people of Enkanini and Pretoria to secure some of these basic necessities of life. We may not make a gigantic impact today, but we believe that every small step in the right direction is a step closer to a better world for all of us.
InSite travels to South Africa every Feburary. February 2014, will be InSite's fourth trip. Going back to the same community and working with a local NGO throughout the year, gives us the opportunity to build trust and relationships with the people in hope for deeper, more long lasting change.
Each InSite student must raise 1500 euro for the cost of the trip. This life changing experience gives students the opportunity to work and serve in a developing country, seeing the effects of abject poverty: the results of corruption, globalization, and in South Africa, the remnants of aparthied. InSite gives practical experience to the principles such as: the impact of personal chioces, and the need for strong, ethical leadership.
LEAD is the afterschool program that Reckoning piloted in 2011 at Al Wafa school. Reckoning partnered with SKC and functioned within the Mentor project they ran at Al Wafa with the schools group 8 students. We had two interns from SKC and two volunteers who were trained in the Reckoning Approach to work with the 15 students. The students worked with the mentors weekly and held art showcases to display projects three times throughout the year.
This October will be LEAD's first full year program. WIth additional funding, LEAD can be initiated in more schools in Amsterdam.
Join Us in our passion to make a substantial and sustainable difference in Africa.
Nigerian youth and children are at risk. Extreme poverty and hopelessness due to a corrupt and greedy government has crippled the nation. Due to a declining educational system, Nigeria has opened the door for businesses to invest into the educational system. If good ethical standards were the norm, this could have resulted in a win-win for the society and the business, but that is not the case. Greed has a higher value, which has marginalized the majority of children out of an education as most families cannot afford it.
Tribalism and ethno-religious crises are also plaguing society which makes it nearly impossible for the people to join together in the commonalities of a shared humanity to fight the evil and corruption.
Looking at the issues facing their community of Jos City, and their nation as a whole, Reju Dotun and his staff are partnering with Reckoning to establish the first African Everyday Leadership Academy at The Kingdom Citizen's School. The goal of the Everyday Leadership Academy is to have every teacher leading with a values-based center emphasizing leadership skills with their students- every day.
Imagine a community dedicated to living out ethical values and being able to see past differences so that real lasting change can happen. Imagine what can happen when ordinary citizens start behaving as everyday leaders: leaders who see the gaps (problems, hardships, injustices, evil) and make a choice to change it, with compassion and responsibility. This is the heart of the Everyday Leadership Academy. Reckoning is passionate about seeing these futures realized.
In January, Shawna Snow, Reckoning's founder, and Trish Webb, the Core WisdomTeacher, will travel to Jos City to train the staff of the school in the Reckoning Approach(character/leadership materials) and show them how these highly needed and valuable tools in their classrooms, communities and in their daily lives.
Following this 9-day trip, Shawna and Trish will continue to coach and mentor the staff via Skype for 6 months. In July, a return trip will be made which will include a team of youth that work with Reckoning in Cabrillo Village, CA and a team of youth trained in the Reckoning Approach from Amsterdam. The July trip will provide time for additional training and coaching for the staff of the Kingdom Citizen's School and a chance for young leaders in other areas of the world to serve and learn from the people of Nigeria.
We believe that establishing an Everyday Leadership Academy in Jos City, Nigeria willhave tremendous impact on not only the 150 children in attendance and their families, buttraining a group of teachers in the Reckoning Approach will have exponential impact onthe future of this community.
Here is your opportunity to help. The people of Nigeria cannot afford this training.This provides an opportunity for you to contribute to this substantial work. Make a donation today. Join us in the journey of transforming a community.
InSite is an international service project sponsored by Stichting Reckoning with partners; Amsterdam International Community School and Serve the City Capetown. Giving students sustainable, transferable skills from one nation to another.
IB diploma program students from the Amsterdam International Community School will travel to the township communities of South Africa and implement an afterschool youth curriculum which they have developed focusing on character development and everyday leadership skills.
Our goal is that the programs will be a sustainable gift to the local community and a life changing experience for our students. This project will provide an exciting challenge for students as they navigate the rewarding journey of group learning, skills development and connecting with communities in a developing nation.
Students taking part in the 6 month program will be asked to develop skills and competencies that they can teach to developing communities in Cape Town, South Africa. They will be supported (and challenged!) by coaches and mentors so that they can get maximum benefit from the journey. Learning and development will take the form of group coaching sessions, weekend retreats and training sessions. The students will also be supported by professionals to raise the travel expenses.
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