RCFBGC sent rotaractors Scott James Choa and Dante Sarte to a 2-day rotary leadership program the, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in Batangas.
RYLA’s first phase is a leadership seminar where recognized leaders in different fields such as Third Domingo, Pia Archangel, Moses Akoh, and Sheena Shroff spoke highlighting the best practices in their fields of expertise to inspire young people.
After listening to the speakers, the club’s vice-president, Dante said that “…to become a good leader, first, you need to become a good follower… A good leader also is a risk taker, in here, people like me are afraid of doing things with unsure outcomes. So as for me I need to do it, if I commit a mistake, then I would think of it as a lesson and consider it my First Attempt In Learning.”
The second phase is composed of various teambuilding activities where rotaractors from several other clubs went through an outdoor course ranging from simple mobility exercises and strategy games to taking the Zipline challenge. Our delegates stood out through exemplifying leadership skills during the activities.
According to the rotaractors, their differences in expertise and weaknesses complement each other during team activities, resulting to positive outcomes while forging camaraderie. The activities underscored strength in diversity.
RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club’s district committee.
This year’s RYLA is organized by the Rotary Club of Muntinlupa under the leadership of All Star Team President Elvie Quiazon. #