The theme for Youth Month 2023 is: “Accelerating collaborations and opportunities to improve the lives of the youth.”
At the North-West University (NWU) our students have boundless opportunities to explore beyond what is expected of them. This gives them the chance to become the leaders their community needs and the leadership skills they develop helps them soar beyond their academic journey! Join us in celebrating Youth Month by recognising the student leaders who are shaping the future of our university and the world.
“The youth have the power to make big changes within the country, I believe that they just need to be given the platform to make a change and they will make massive changes. They have the voice, they just need the platform,” says Gomolemo Sejake, the Golden Key Chairperson on the Vanderbijlpark Campus, who believes leadership is about leaving a legacy as a difference-maker. Gomolemo became a student leader to advocate for students, grow her leadership skills and explore if she can work well with different personalities. “I get to meet people in management and address issues that we as young people are facing. I am able to make the management see that as the youth we need this in order to succeed.”
She, however, has learnt that not everything needs a fight. If given the chance to be a leader, she advises fellow #NWUEagles to run with it.
“Don’t look back, you need to be emotionally intelligent. Don’t let little things wear you down, but also remember that you are a student before you are a student leader so never compromise your studies for leadership.” Happy Youth Month, #NWUEagles!