“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela 1918 -2013
The leadership development component of the programme is facilitated by our international partner The Leadership Company, UK.
The programme components are designed to help participants understand themselves and their impact on others better.
It is intended to have participants face true life situations and challenges that will enable each of them to bring a new and enhanced leadership skill-set back into their community and their personal lives.
They will progressively build up their understanding of leadership and the process will drive their growth as future leader to their maximum potential.
For each continent there will be a specific set of challenges. All will require the participants to travel, learn, inspire and overcome.
Each challenge will require different levels of physical ability as not everyone is super-fit or possessed of natural talent. However, each challenge has specific trials that will test the human spirit to the limit.
The leadership component will consist of four key elements:
Group leadership tasks
Multi-layered Leadership Projects
Trek4Mandela Centenary Initiatives – TREK100
Now in it’s 7th year and in celebration of Madiba’s centenary year, the Imbumba Foundation has in honour of Mandela launched a joint initiative with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, taking Trek4Mandela beyond Africa and Kilimanjaro.
We are proud to introduce the TREK100 concept which will officially be launched in September this year, which is Tourism and Culture month in South Africa. 67 young South African girls from disadvantaged urban and rural backgrounds, (who have never been out of their own villages), will be chosen – each representing 1 year of Mandela’s political career – to take part in the first of its kind and once in a lifetime experience.
TREK100 is an epic 7 continents challenge which will build on the success of Trek4Mandela with an exciting global development designed to capture the imagination of a nation with a programme of aspiration and achievement. 67 young South Africans girls, each representing 1 year of Mandela’s political career, from disadvantaged urban and rural backgrounds, will be chosen to undertake one of 7 challenges on the 7 continents, along with specially invited trekkers. Sponsoring companies will be invited to support this initiative with a range of opportunities from sponsorship of the young trekkers to sending representatives to trek with them.
The programme will collectively spend Mandela’s 100th year attempting to complete these challenges over the course of Madiba’s centenary year 2018/9, and in the process inspire the next generation of South Africans while aiming to raise enough funds to reach 2 million girls by 2020 through the Caring4Girls Programme.
The goals of the TREK100 initiative and return on investment are as follows:
– Good health and well-being
– Quality education
– Gender equality
– Reduced inequality
– Sustainable communities
– Responsible consumption
– Partnerships for reaching the SDG’s in terms of inclusiveness and participating as global citizens