Congratulations to Leebashni Reddy on being chosen as the winner of the international 3rd Annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Award.
Lee was featured in my article on Optimism and its impact on life when I wrote about her husband Naven. Lee’s well deserved award comes from her work over the past few years for The Robin Hood Foundation, Embo village, R.P.Moodley School for Disabled children and St Thomas Children’s home. Lee will be flown to New York to receive this prestigious and extremely well deserved award on the 25th February 2013.
Dr Susan Stillman will be coming to South Africa to conduct the Social Emotional training program in March. As you can see from her credentials, we will be in extremely capable and highly experienced hands. This is an opportunity that no educationalist should miss out on.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have a Dream Speech at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. In today’s highly stressful economic climate, isn’t this a highly relevant statement made by Martin Luther King jnr?
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Have you ever watched the movie, Pay it Forward, starring Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. It may be a good couple of years old now but is one of the most amazing movies with an incredibly strong message. Be warned to have your tissues on hand though.
A few months ago I had the privilege of meeting a really amazing couple. They are both in their early thirties and have had to face more trials than most people do in a life time, if ever.
In July 2011, Naven the husband, was completely paralysed from the chest down after a tragic car accident. From the time that he was told of his condition, basically that he only had use of his shoulders, arms and thankfully full brain functioning, he made a decision. He chose to live.
Emotional intelligence intervention programming may be the key investment that secures a positive future for our children. Below is a summary of the Six Seconds article on why we need emotional intelligence in our schools. (Full article is available on request or on (www.6seconds.org)
“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” Brian Tracy