✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Sekgobela Kgopotso 🌟

✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Sekgobela Kgopotso 🌟

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.

“Our actions lead to what will become of South Africa tomorrow,” says Sekgobela Kgopotso, Primarius of C12 and President of the Debating Union.

Sekgobela believes he is a leader at heart. When he became an NWU Eagle, he saw different NWU student leaders and aspired to become one of them. Following his love of public speaking and debate, he applied to serve at the NWU Debating Union because he wanted to showcase his leadership skills and to improve the union.

During his term as Primarius of C9, Sekgobela was appointed to be the Primarius of C12 since the residences split, and also became the President of the Debating Union. “The positions I hold in the North-West University gives me a chance to bring about change towards helping young people, particularly of this campus, and others to become all they want to be.  I am in a position to help them be at ease by referring them to where help is and ensuring that they get the help they need and deserve.”

The youth, Sekgobela believes, plays an important role in taking the country where we want it. He cites the youth of 1976 and how they contributed to what we have today, in terms of education. “I believe that we have the very same power in shaping South Africa.”

A fellow #NWUEagle, Thuso Molefi, inspires him as a leader. Thuso, Sekgobela says, exemplifies the type of leader he aspires to be. Her leadership skills and dedication towards assisting students is what he hopes for himself in the future.

Sekgobela’s advice to aspiring NWU student leaders is simple. “Give it your best shot and make sure that you do it for all the right reasons. I have learnt there comes great  joy with serving the interest of people close to your heart. Great and big opportunities also come your way when you become selfless and lead to the best of your ability. A lot of doors were opened for me as an individual and as a leader who wanted to leave a mark.”

Happy Youth Month, #NWUEagles! 💜🦅


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