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“Climbing above fear!” by Nicole Maylor

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Romero students take charge

February 14, 2011

N. Maylor

TORONTO, Ontario

Overcoming fear was the main event of the day for the students of the H.E.L.P! (Humanitarian Experiential Learning Program) Program while they rose to the occasion of the rising walls at the Rock Oasis.

“ I always wanted to give rock climbing a shot, but i was afraid and what does rock climbing have to do with leadership? I thought.” said Elvin Madamba, student of H.E.L.P!, before the day began.

A large portion of the H.E.L.P! program is leadership. At the rock Oasis, the students not only learned how to communicate better through directive communication, but they also learned how to be leaders of themselves by pushing past their limitations, before they can take on leadership in others.

“ I was really excited because it was a fun activity, where we all helped each other out and pushed our boundaries.” said Raphaella do Carmo, students of H.E.L.P!, in between climbing walls.

The tasks of the day were created to give the students an opportunity to push themselves to see the potential that we all have inside of us. This was a great lesson for the students to learn, also considering that it was still early in the semester.

Fear is something that can cripple a person. With all of the components of the day being such great lessons, they also fall secondary to the main lesson learned which was overcoming fear which was exhibited through another student.

“What an exhilarating activity! I was nervous at the start but I’m glad that I allowed myself to overcome my fears. I’m really proud of myself!” Said Nigel Samaroo after the experience.


Written by Elvin Madamba

April 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

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