FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2019 2019-06-17T16:43:47+00:00 Admin ~/ WE GIVE EMERGING LEADERS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE ~/?x=entry:entry181211-154028 2018-12-11T15:40:28+00:00 2018-12-11T15:40:28+00:00

Although we teach; we don’t spoon-feed our students.

Although we empower; we don’t leave our learners powerless.

Although we educate; we don’t leave our graduates without practical knowledge.

Although we mentor; we don’t leave our mentees without support.

Although we inspire; we don’t leave our aspirants without inspiration.

Although we motivate; we don’t leave our participants motionless.


You might forget what you had studied, but you’ll never forget a life-changing experience!

Our graduates enjoy the joy of:

A RESHAPED, POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE – They do so by deconstructing a negative and poor SELF-IMAGE that was built by some parents, family members, teachers, friends and society at large.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION – This discovery is not about acquiring a rich vocabulary and speaks like an orator. Instead, it’s an awareness to identify AND connect with their deep-felt emotions. That new-found ability empowers them to articulate their feelings effectively, authentically and without fear of rejection.

RELEASED POTENTIAL – When they find keys to unlock their HIDDEN POTENTIAL; they have the ability to increase their income proportionately; widen their friendship circle intelligently and live a more fulfilling and rewarding life!

SETTING PERSONAL GOALS – This newly-acquired skill empowers ELI graduates to appreciate the scarce commodity of time. It also makes them aware that time and life are inseparable and thus motivates them to determine their own destiny.

PERSONAL BRANDING - Finally, once they discover that their identity and individuality is unmatched in this world; that they are endowed with a unique personality that matches their talents, gifts, and skills; then they become excited to market themselves effectively.

Author: Henry PC Meyer - Founder & President of the Emerging Leaders Institute

THE LONG WAIT TO MATRIC RESULTS 2018 ~/?x=entry:entry171211-220156 2017-12-11T22:01:56+00:00 2017-12-11T22:01:56+00:00

So………, every year, grade 12 learners start their final year with a ‘big bang’ of excitement! They had just become seniors of their school and have rightfully earned the respect of their family, friends and educators.
These are promising young people with dreams, visions and aspirations! Let’s meet one of them………..
Patience (not her real name), was reared by a single mother. She had seen abject poverty in all its ugly forms and witnessed abuse against women and children. Gangsterism, drugs and alcohol are part-and-parcel of her daily life. She has had enough; her glass is full. Patience is determined to break out of that vicious cycle and wants to use education as the key to her future!
Yet, there are huge hurdles that she and her fellow learners have to overcome.
With an absent father-figure who is forced to work in a mining town; she is faced with financial and emotional challenges. ‘Blessers’ roam large in her area and the temptation to sleep with a strange man, who might be infected with AIDS just for the money, is a daily challenge.
Another stumbling block is the ‘quality of education’ and the lack of support and commitment of some educators in her school. Some Ill-disciplined educators fail in their noble duty to inspire young minds with needed information. We know the end-result: some schools have a 50% failure rate and that undesired outcome defer the hopes of deserving learners.
An additional barrier that’s put in the way of a grade 12 learner is the need to apply for a bursary or a loan. This year, 29 companies who had offered bursaries to grade 12 learners were listed our website. Although the deadline expired on 31 October 2017, we are still receiving emails from desperate learners to assist them. In fact, we had received a total of over 4 300 (four-thousand, three-hundred) emails!
I have read some of those emails. Dreams and visions of emerging leaders are locked up in their applications. These are just two of unedited emails:
“I am in need of financial assistance to study a career that can change the course of my and many others lives. I believe that social working is a means of improving outcomes in our impoverished communities. Being a vehicle that can drive constructive change and positive influence will be an answered prayer. Should I be afforded funding it means that I will be able to improve my living conditions as well as those in my immediate environment. As a learner I believe in commitment and discipline and will work hard towards a successful career pathway.”
“I am interested in EMPOWER-THE-MATRICULANT PROJECT because i do not have funds to go to school next year, I applied for NSFAS but still I wont have registration fees to begin with. The last option I have now is seeking for employment since I am the second last at home of 7 and no one is working and only receiving grant money. Hope this is my breakthrough, thank you.”
These are just TWO emails randomly selected from 4 300 grade twelve learners. They speak volumes.
Nagging question lingers on the minds of countless matriculants across the country are: “Will I make it? Will I get a matric exemption? Will my bursary or loan application be successful? If I don’t make it; will I get a job to support my family?
God forbids that anyone should succumb to depression and make a senseless decision.