The Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) recently held a seminar for the student leaders at each of Invisible Children’s 11 partner schools. The seminar aimed to empower these leaders to manage discipline in their schools by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to be peer mediators, role models, and to bridge the gap between the student body and administration.
Richard is in his last year at Gulu High and acts the Chairman for the Ugandan National Student Association. At the seminar he shared that to prevent misbehavior in students, you must first understand its causes. He hopes that attending this seminar will bolster his conflict resolution skills and help him to promote a greater spirit of unity at his school. Taking this new knowledge back to Gulu High, Richard has plans to enhance its existing Student Disciplinary Committee.
“I would even like to have people from outside the school come and share information to help [close] the fracture [between students and administration],” said Richard.
This seminar, the first focused on discipline management hosted by the Legacy Scholarship Program, will not be the last! The LSP provides a gateway to scholastic success to students from northern Uganda though a full-paid, merit-based scholarship, extracurricular activities, and mentoring. Acceptance into the program is based on a combination of academic performance and level of vulnerability.
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