Thursday, 23 August 2012


August 23, 2012: Forty Leaders of St. Anne's Girls' High School, Dabul, took part in a Leadership Program 'Leading By Values' that was organized by AVEC in their school auditorium. Sr. Romana., principal of the school, was keen that their young leaders be given a Value based Leadership Training Program. The two Value Education Coordinators, Ms. Candida Rodrigues and Ms. Narmata Gupta made all the necessary arrangements for a smooth Leadership Program. Thanks to them.
 Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes, AVEC Coordinator, began the session with a Prayer Song 'Sarwesham Swastir Bhavatu' invoking God's blessings for Abundance, Peace, Fullness, Health, Joy into the hearts of the young leaders. He then introduced Fr. Glenford Lowe, Director of AVEC, to the Leaders. Fr. Glenford invited the young budding leaders to begin their Leadership journey by making a 'Leadershift' from some preconceived notions to a better understanding of Leadership. Using the poem by Jonathan Reed, 'Youth: Lost Generation' at the U@50 Competition, Fr. Glenn said, "Reverse your thoughts and change your world". Good Leaders are people of a Higher Word, Act Differently and Think Creatively! 
Through a whole new set of reflections and insights, coupled with interactive games, the Young Leaders were asked to 'Lead their Lives' by Ten-Value-based Leadership principles: Begin with a Clear Self Awareness, Be focused on a Vision, Planning as an Important Strategy, Synergize in Teams, Be Creative along the Way, Face Obstacles head on, Delegate Responsibly, Work with the Clock in mind, Daily Renewal and Leave a Lasting Legacy always!
 At the end of the session, Student Shraddha proposed the Vote of thanks, while Surabhi presented a token of appreciation to Fr. Glenn.

A few representatives from each class wrote their impressions of the session in the AVEC log book:

"From Father Glenn's teaching we learnt that we must learn to know how we are and who we are, with self, others and God, We also learnt that we must be loving and equal to everyone" - Viyam Jain, V -A
 "I felt that father taught us very well. We understood how to be a good leader. To be a good leader, we should follow all theses principles" - Swarali Pujare, VI.
 "I felt that father took the time to explain everything well. We understood and I promise that in future, I will be a good leader" - Jinal Jain VII-B
 "I felt that father Glenn taught us many things that were very useful to me. I promise that I would be a good leader" - Vrushali Pansare VIII-A
 "I thought that Fr. Glenn's program was very encouraging. We got a lot to learn a lot of things today" -  Lavishka Fernandes IX_B
"Your session was very useful. It inspired and encouraged us thoroughly to become better and efficient leaders. You session has surely brought a 'Shift' in our way of thinking. We will cherish this gift" - Nishi Shah X-B

Congratulations to all the budding Leaders of the school and I pray God's blessing on you all.


  1. Congrats to Fr Glen and the TEAM!!!!God bless

    1. Really great program. Students get fun by doing this type of Program.
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