Innovative Leadership Training
In addition to sponsoring the tuition, room, board and all expenses for students chosen for scholarship in this program, TCII has developed an innovative Leadership Training Program which accompanies and augments the educational experience of every student in the program.
Drawing on the principles of recreational therapy, theory of change and evidence-based youth empowerment concepts, The Leadership Training, held on the site of a primary school in Gulu every January is an opportunity for every student in the program to come together to live and learn together for a week.
The week combines a summer camp-like atmosphere with career panels, inspirational speakers and small discussion groups. Students have fun while building confidence in themselves, making new friends and overcoming challenges through teamwork and supporting one another.
Each year, approximately 20 graduates who have completed high school through TCII sponsorship and are now either in college or working in careers, return to the Leadership Training in Gulu to serve as “Graduate Facilitators” – mentors and role models for the younger students who are responsible for a group of 8-10 students throughout the week. The Graduate Facilitators run small group discussions, team-building challenges and group competitions.