Every quarter SCI hosts retreats to empower each of the team members and to motivate them into achieving their annual goals. As we are working with young people, we use the retreats as platform to address their personal challenges that could hinder them from achieving their goals in the workplace as well in their personal spaces (i.e. academics).
As the year draws to an end the SCI team came together to reflect on the activities of the past year. The purpose of the retreat was to look at what we have achieved in 2019 and look at our shortfalls. This helped us know where we need to improve entering into the new year.
Part of the retreats objectives, was to plan our programs for the year 2020. A lot of time and effort is put into running an organisation such as SCI and ensuring that all programs benefit the cadets of SCI. It is important that we plan everything carefully to ensure that we provide the best services to our cadets.
We were joined by Mmakwena Modemole who facilitated the team building activities to help us identify our strengths and weaknesses. We were able to find solutions to the flaws identified in the team and ways to move forward to work better as a team and support each other.
2019 has been a good year for SCI. We have managed to make a positive change in our cadet’s lives. Most cadets were able to improve their school marks through our tutoring program. There were some cadets who had personal challenges and we managed to help them through parent-school interventions.
In 2020 we will be introducing a range of activities such as book clubs as well as more sports and recreational activities such as netball, basketball, choir, debating and visual art lesson. The year will be filled with a variety of activities to keep the cadets busy throughout the year. As extra-mural activities are not common in townships schools, SCI would like to offer these activities to keep our cadets active and engaged.
We are excited for the new year which will come with new opportunities for SCI to reach bigger and better heights.