The Society for Human Development (KESAN) recently organised a catalyst leadership programme to upskill youth with strong leadership abilities and provide pointers on how to effectively cope with everyday stress.
Held at the Game’s Village in Berakas A, the two-day programme was part of the organisation’s initiative to better equip youth under the KESAN Mentoring rogramme with skills and knowledge as they will execute group projects by the end of the year.
Thirteen youth aged between 18 and 25 signed up for the programme which was this year themed ‘Who Am I?’
Over the two days, they participated in physical activities and talks.
Mizi Wahid’s online talk ‘Rising Above the Stressors of Everyday Life’ identified the common stresses for students and how to effectively cope with them.
Participant Muhamma Asyraf bin Zulkifli said the programme made him feel “that sense of belonging within the organisation”, and that the various talks and team-building activities “were informative and fun”.
Fellow participant Alya Darwisyah binti Haji Hajizul said the key takeaway from the programme was that recognising one’s strengths and weaknesses is essential in helping fulfill life goals.
As of April 2022, over 40 catalysts were actively being mentored weekly, in which they learnt skills such as the management of time and project.