Everyone present at the Inspired Youth workshop in Cape Town on Saturday has given the event rave reviews after hearing insights from, and interacting with, half a dozen of the country’s highest profile role models.
The nearly 400 teenage participants from schools across the Cape Peninsula left Jan van Riebeeck High School highly motivated and ready to achieve their full potential as they aspire to became the country’s future leaders.
“This workshop is amazing and I hope there’s more,” said Cikizwa Mogidigidi from Soneika High School in Kuils River, who went on to describe the event as “Inspiring, motivational and phenomenal!”
“The youth will never get lost as long as this program is still here,’ commented Dylan Dimingi who gave the speakers, venue, duration and enjoyment factor of the workshop the top rating of five out of five.
Role-models who contributed their time and expertise to providing youngsters from every walk of life with an unforgettable experience included fitness guru Gordon Stevens, YouTube sensation Theodora Lee, teenage entrepreneur Vuyo Joboda, Super-Brands CEO Cuan Chelin, radio personality Khanya “Kyeezi” Siyengo, musician Jimmy Nevis and TV presenter and entertainer Katlego Maboe.
“Believe in yourself because you are worthy of every single dream you have,” Maboe told the audience after the screaming and cheering abated when the host of the Expresso Show and Strictly Come Dancing appeared on the stage. “I’m honoured and proud to be here with all you inspired youth – you inspire me!”
“Opportunities don’t always come your way, but when they do you have to be ready,” said Nevis, who recounted how he started out in the music industry and then sang one of his chart-topping songs before being mobbed by his adoring fans as he mingled with the participants, posing for photographs and signed autographs.
Presented by the UK based Greg Secker Foundation, the not-for profit organisation which is committed to positively improving the quality of life of young people around the world, the Inspired Youth events have been launched in South Africa by Pride Factor, the life-skills academy dedicated to inspiring young minds.
Along with motivational talks, the workshops include entertainment acts, gifts and prizes, opportunities to meet and mingle with the speakers and browse exhibits on education, business, mobile connectivity and youth products. Participants are given vouchers to buy the food of their choice from onsite food trucks, programs and pens and a special memento to take home from the event.
“We could not have been happier with the launch of the Greg Secker Foundation’s Inspired Youth programme in South Africa,” said Pride Factor MD Dene Botha, who hosted the workshop. “The turnout was exceptional, the speakers did an amazing job getting their message across and the positive energy in the audience was palpable. There are now 400 more ‘inspired youths’ in South Africa!”
The next Inspired Youth workshop is scheduled for Reddam House, Bedfordview in Johannesburg on Saturday 12 March where another 400 to 500 of the country’s future leaders will be motivated to become the best they can be.
For details of on online ticket sales visit www.pridefactor.co.za/inspired-youth
See more information on the Greg Secker Foundation’s Inspired Youth programme at:
Founded in 2010, the not-for-profit Greg Secker Foundation’s mission is to provide young people, regardless of background, with the strategies and confidence to achieve their full potential and realise their ultimate destiny. Having run similar youth programmes in the United Kingdom, the Foundation is excited about bringing their experience and commitment to giving children the best possible start in life to South Africa. Seewww.gregseckerfoundation.com
Pride Factor, the Cape Town based life-skills academy dedicated to inspiring young minds, has adapted the proven formula developed by Secker in his business orientated Global Success Summits to equip teenagers with the motivation and tools to achieve the highest level of success. See www.pridefactor.co.za