dance4life´s international youth council has kicked off! A proud moment for everyone involved in dance4life. 30 young people from 15 countries* will assist dance4life in growing, and leading, the dance4life movement.
15 amazing youth council members gathered last week, from August 7th to 13th, in South Africa for what turned out to be a life changing experience for many of them. Just to give you a flavour of what they did that week…Transformational Leadership training by Lucca Leadership, which included meeting Eddie Daniels, an activist and political prisoner who was on Robben Eiland with Mandela for 15 years…connecting to mentors from the corporate world for support throughout the year… they held their first meeting, to discuss the youth council annual plan….and of course, they shared their stories and their spirit.
I can’t imagine the kind of impact that this week will have on these 15 young people, coming from all corners of the world, each with their own history and their own future rolling out before them. But I am definite that this week WILL have an impact, and it’s up to these amazing young people how they share the significance of this with the world.
The youth council is also a really important and exciting milestone for dance4life, as we are now a step further in our journey to establishing a platform for young people´s voices. And they need, and deserve, to be heard.
*) Barbados, Germany, Kenya, Kyrgystan, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe