Recently-elected JCI (Junior Chamber International) Gaborone president, Tumelo Masalila, has urged the youth to rally behind him and his organization to help strive for better opportunities for the youth.
The JCI president, who will be a key figure in leading and assisting the youth, spoke at the Yarona Lodge during his induction and made his intentions clear that he seeks to work alongside the youth, in order to pave a more successful path for the leaders of tomorrow.
“I challenge the youth to come on board and engage in order to gain experience that comes with one’s participation,” he said.
He also pointed out that trainings are available for young people in the country in roles such as JCI presenter, JCI trainer, JCI Cooperate Social Responsibility, JCI admin, JCI networking.
Masalila emphasized the importance of networking with JCI and the advantages it brings.
“JCI remains the leading platform for the development and empowerment of youth in Botswana. Issues that concern youth are mainly addressed in the forum such as entrepreneurship,” he said.
Masalila highlighted some of his other engagement in other youth organizations, such as the Youth Alliance for Leadership Development in Africa (YALDA) and the Association Internationale des ├ëtudiants en Sciences ├ëconomiques et Commerciales (AIESEC) that gave him the experience needed in assuming the post.
Masalila says his role at AIESEC as Local Committee President has taught him through experience and practice to be leader.
JCI Botswana is affiliated to JCI, which is a worldwide network of about a quarter of a million members, young leaders mostly aged between 20 and 40 years. Through various local, national and international projects and events, JCI members meet, learn and grow.
JCI aims to promote young leaders and entrepreneurs working together to develop themselves, their communities, and the world at large.