✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Remothabetse Moren Lekgoro 🌟

✨ Youth Month Special ✨ Celebrating NWU Student Leader Remothabetse Moren Lekgoro 🌟

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.

So, meet fellow NWU Eagle Remothabetse Moren Lekgoro 💜🦅 She is an aspiring legal practitioner and the Golden Key President 2022/23 who believes that the youth want to “shape the world they will inherit”.

She believes kindness and service to other are key elements to making a difference. Remothabetse started her journey as an NWU student leader due to an ever-growing passion for helping people succeed. Whether it’s supporting and guiding her fellow students during their transition to university life or advising them on taking care of their physical and mental health, her leadership roles extend further than helping her fellow #NWUEagles succeed academically.

Because of the challenges faced by young people today, from water scarcity to unemployment and poverty, Remothabetse knows that young people have an important role to play. “Young South Africans dread having to face the same challenges that our parents’ generation did and still face.” “Our youth can develop personally and increase their contribution to social progress by serving others. By ‘serving’ the youth must identify a gap/challenge and aspire to bring change to the identified challenge through innovation, creative thinking, and unique ways.”

To all the fellow #NWUEagles who aspire to become student leaders and make a difference in their communities, Remothabetse has some valuable advice. “Lead by example. Be accountable and practice fair leadership – it’s a key ingredients for effective leadership.” She believes that student leaders need to understand the expectations of those they lead, and incorporating their needs into the institution’s goals, they can pave the way for a brighter future.

Through her journey as an NWU student leader, Remothabetse has learned invaluable lessons. She now understands that leadership requires you to step outside of your comfort zone. For her it meant being socially active, making important

decisions, and practising firmness and assertiveness with kindness. She values the importance of sacrifice, always making herself available when needed. Remothabetse also believes that it’s okay to make mistakes, as long as one learns from them and continually strives for self-improvement. “It is important to outgrow the position you occupy and move to greener pastures; but before moving, you need to form a legacy of leaders who will learn from you and carry on from where you left off with aims of improving your vision and mission.”

Happy Youth Month, #NWUEagles!


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