Bank of Tokyo once again generously sponsored a JA Success Skills programme for Grade 10s at Liberty Community College
At the graduation ceremony for the 25 participants, JA South Africa Programme Coordinator Elias Sebola spoke to Keoni Mzila and Elaine Mlilo, who were lucky to also attend a job shadow at the funder’s offices.
Keoni Mzila expressed his gratitude to Bank of Tokyo for bringing this programme to their school, commenting that he had learnt a lot about how to lead and how to communicate with other people, as well as how to build rapport.
“Before, I could not understand people who lash out but in this programme I have learnt that you will deal with many different kinds of people. I have also learnt to be confident, because without confidence you can’t be a leader. As a young person who wants to start his own business I have learnt that I should be confident and go for what I want. I would definitely refer this programme to other learners since it will build who they are and build their self esteem.”
When asked what she had learnt, Elaine Mlilo commented:
“I specifically love being a leader but in this course I have learned the value of team work and the importance of each member in the team being able to showcase their talent. I have also learnt about the importance of building rapport and how to handle various situations, should they arise. I am not so good at that yet but I am working on it. I have attended a lot of these kind of courses but this has been the best.”
Some of the students also wrote glowing testimonials, such as this one by Ntoenhle Nkomo: