Mutual trains more principals
The tenth group of school principals recently graduated from the Old Mutual’s Principals Academy training programme. This programme forms part of a leadership course offered by the African Leadership Institute (ALI), a local non-profit organisation. The Institute was founded in 2005 by Dawie Fourie with the ambition to equip and develop leaders to transform Africa. In 2007, Old Mutual financially supported leadership development for school principals for the programme now known as the Old Mutual Principal’s Academy. Since its inception, Old Mutual has contributed an amount of N$2.238 million towards the leadership programme resulting in 188 school principals benefitting from the initiative. The training takes place at Rock Lodge, a Christian seminar centre on a game farm outside Okahandja and involves a three-week training programme where graduates receive diplomas upon completion of the programme.Seen here during the graduation ceremony is Dawie Fourie (back row left), founder of African Leadership Institute and Bertus Gous (back row right), key facilitator at Education Schools at the African Leadership Institute, pictured with the15 principals who graduated. (Photograph by Hilma Hashange).