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What It Takes to Be a Good Leader

What It Takes to Be a Good Leader
Labasa Department of Social Welfare child service unit welfare officer Avelina Rayasi (Sitting fifth from right) with the teachers and newly inducted prefects at Waiqele Primary School during the prefect induction in Labasa on February 1, 2018.
February 03
16:32 2018

A leader brings about positive changes in those they lead, a prefects’ induction ceremony in Labasa was told yesterday.

A welfare officer with the Labasa Department of Social Welfare child service unit, Avelina Rayasi, who was the chief guest at Waiqele Primary School, made the comment during yesterday’s ceremony.

“Leaders are to be trusted and respected,” she said.

“They should not create fear.

“A leader should offer support and encouragement.

They should be motivators.”

Ms Rayasi spoke briefly about her department saying it promotes and ensures that children’s rights were me and addressed.

“ln our work throughout the years we have come across children who have faced very challenging and difficult situation,” Ms Rayasi said.

“Some of them have been orphaned, abandoned and abused but they never give up. They did not allow their circumstances to rob them of their future.

“Today many of them have become successful leaders.

“Today is a very special day with a new set of team that will be leading Waiqele Primary School for three terms.

“A team of 32 prefects ready to take forward the tradition of prefects’ leadership.

“For those of you who have been selected as prefects, be reminded that leadership comes with responsibilities and certain qualities that will ensure excellence and extreme outputs.”

Newly-inducted headboy Prajeet Singh thanked his parents and teachers for trusting him.

“Being the younger of two siblings I had always been surrounded by people who always care and protect,” the aspiring engineer said.

“I always wanted to be the headboy of the school so that I can build on my leadership quality and show some responsibility.”

Newly-elected headgirl Raijeli Biu was excited to take up the new position.

“Working together with 31 prefects and nine teachers and 151 students from Year One to Year Eight would be challenging but I am confident to perform this role accordingly,” the aspiring fashion designer said.

The deputy headboy is Luke Sela, while Adisha Kumar is deputy headqirl.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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