✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Franklin Kriel 🌟

✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Franklin Kriel 🌟

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 help 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.

“In my first year when I was selected to attend the Junior Prestige Camp and had the opportunity to interact with SCC members, I knew I wanted to become a student leader,” says Franklin Kriel, the Students’ Interest and Development Officer on the Potchefstroom Campus Students’ Campus Council.

His journey to leadership also started in his first year when Franklin began serving on various subcommittees in the SCC and in his residence. He went on to become a member of the Sports executive committee, then vice-chairperson, and presently a member of the SRC and SCC.

Franklin believes that the space of higher education ought to be more readily accessible to young people. “To guarantee that we build an inclusive and safer society for everyone in South Africa, we should take cognisance of the mistakes committed by our predecessors and ensure that we better the lives of the vulnerable.”

Being able to serve students from various backgrounds is necessary for participation in student leadership. He believes this is a necessary skill for anyone who aspires to be an NWU leader because student life is the beating heart of #MyNWU.

“Manage your time and concentrate on your mental wellness” is his advice to prospective leaders. “Have a distinct vision and surround yourself with colleagues who will encourage you along the way.”

Happy Youth Month, #NWUEagles!


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