International World Camp aims to change youth’s mindset

18 June 2018

In a first for the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University hosted a three-day long International World Camp in partnership with the International Youth Foundation. The aim of the event, hosted at the Student Centre at the Soshanguve South Campus from 15 to 17 June, was to positively influence the mindset of the youth during Youth Month.

Dr Shiferaw Teklemariamat, Ethiopian Ambassador designate to South Africa.

During the event, ten students received tickets to participate in the upcoming World Camp, taking place in South Korea next month. The tickets include accommodation, food and transport.

With the theme for the 2018 camp, #Youth Mind Education Training, the event empowered the youth through mindset training and lectures. The Good News Corps (GNC), organiser of the event, travels to over 180 countries every year, empowering the youth globally.

The GNC also provides the youth with opportunities to travel with them as volunteers across the world.

Dr Shiferaw Teklemariamat, Ethiopian Ambassador designate to South Africa, said in future more TUT students will get the opportunity to participate and volunteer in the GNC’s exchange programme.

Duduzile Khumalo, a B Com Accounting student at the University of Johannesburg, said she has been volunteering since 2014 and the opportunity was overwhelming. “I get to travel to different places in and outside of South Africa. South Korea has to be the best country that I have ever been to thus far.”

One of the mindset activities included a lecture by Dr Gwangbo-bo Lee, a mindset specialists, who urged students to believe in themselves and to start looking beyond their capacity. “Growth starts when the heart changes. After the first five years of such change, the blessings start. It is always sensible to believe in yourself at all times,” he said.

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