One of PPI-SA’s most important goals of the Leadership Development Program is to equip our participants with skills and pertinent knowledge that will benefit and help prepare them for the “real world”. One event that we do here at PPI-SA is have our LDP teams effectively plan and execute a community outreach project in their respective areas. LDP coaches stress this value of this event, and our players learn that giving back to the community is a simple way to make a difference to improve the place in which they live.
Our extremely creative and highly energetic Life Skills team member Thobani Khumalo, has focused on developing the skills necessary for effective project planning. This way, participants will be doing something positive for their communities while simultaneously learning project planning skills that can carry over to other aspects of their life. One example of a project the PPI-SA LDP teams have done in the past are community clean ups, and hosting basketball clinics for PPI-SA’s Primary School participants. Introducing the younger players to what the LDP does is an important way to connect the two programs, filtering the PSP participants into our LDP program as they get older. Community outreach can be a great way for LDP participants to nurture the development of our younger players. It is our hope at PPI, to have committed players in our program that believe in The PPI Way.
Community outreach is one of the ways that we here at PPI-SA try to focus on developing our participants as a whole person, not just basketball players. It is a way we help guide them into a positive future.
We thank Thobani Khumalo, for always making life skills into a positive, fun, skill building experience that helps prepare participants for the future. Good luck to all our teams with their community outreach events! We will keep you posted as they come to fruition!