This past week, PPI-SA inducted the newly selected 2017 coaches for the programme. The induction took place at Shongweni Spirt of Adventure Camp site as well as in the PPI-SA offices. The week started at the camp site, with all 23 coaches for 2017 as well as PPI-SA staff. An exciting addition to the camp was Joe Smith, PPI Global Organizational Learning Specialist. With the support and funding from Laureus Global, PPI-SA was able to host this week long training with Joe assisting the PPI-SA staff with the training and induction.
Programming in schools is set to start on the 13 of February, with this week being used to make introductions of coaches to schools and school representatives.
Another highlight for the month of February is the 4 participants travelling to Norway this week.later this week. Nomfundo Ngcobo (18), Thetha Nxumalo (18), Meagan Montiere(15) and Ayanda Dlamini(14) were selected to represent PPI-SA at the Erasmus+Lead4Peace (youth leadership development programme) camp in Norway from the 10th of February – 16th of February 2016.
The teenagers are no strangers to travel since they already visited the Eastern Mediterranean Island of Cyprus where they represented PPI-SA last year. The Cyprus camp resulted in the young leaders being invited by Nesodden IF Basket, a subsidiary of Nesodden Idrettsforening, to attend the follow up LEAD4PEACE camp, all expenses paid. We want to extend a HUGE thank you to the Nesodden IF Basket players and their family members, for making this opportunity a reality for our participants.