• Elzahne Simeon Social Work Division, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
  • Alida Herbst Social Work Division, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
  • Alida Nienaber Psychology Division, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus



Leadership, development programme, adolescents, resource-restricted Community, volunteers, evaluation


The Student Rag Community Service (SRCS) of the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus is a student-driven, registered, non-profit organisation which plans and manages more than 75 student community engagement projects. One of these projects involves a leadership development programme, Pick-A-Leader (PAL), among the grade 11 learners of three schools in resource-restricted communities in the Potchefstroom district. This article focuses on the experiences of the grade 11 learners who took part in this programme.


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How to Cite

Simeon, Elzahne, Alida Herbst, and Alida Nienaber. 2014. “THE EFFECT OF A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON A GROUP OF ADOLESCENTS FROM A RESOURCE-RESTRICTED COMMUNITY”. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development 26 (1):4-23.



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