Welcome to Crowthorne Lodge
I am going to kick this off with a quick summary of our 2019 highlights:
In April we had a truly inspiring group of ladies, who stayed with us for 4 weeks during their program called YALI that is run through UNISA. These ladies were hand picked from their fields, 2 women from each country in Africa and their main goal is to promote women empowerment throughout Africa. We enjoyed them so much our month with them included early morning runs, movie nights in the BOMA, girl anthem songs, picnics, relaxing at the pool and a lot of selfies! We can’t wait to see them again!
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
A new group from a multinational technology company started their journey here with us, we have them here once a month for a week of training. Within this group is a student who caught our attention with his life story and how he got to be where he is today. Clifton is form Nelspruit, his mother died when he was just a child, and had no one else to care for him. Clifton knew that he had to finish school and did so. When he became older, he worked a lot of jobs to earn money for studies and to travel to Johannesburg so that he can find a better job and he did. Clifton said that his only wish is that his mother could see what he has done with his life, because he knows that she would be proud of him. Clifton’s story taught us that it doesn’t matter where you come from, if you work hard and put your mind to it you can do anything, even when you have nothing.
“Have a robust mindset, dare to move any mountain!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Our last financial consultant group of the year had an amazing combination of people, so dedicated to their jobs Andrew and Marc were both preparing to ask their girlfriends to marry them. On the last night of their stay, Both Mark and Victor’s wives went into labour, but both stayed as they were writing their final exam of their training on the following day – Now that’s dedication.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
Teambuilding! A company hosted a teambuilding course here with us, with 3 different groups of students over a 3week period. What a ride! From scavenger hunts where our staff participated, difficult brain teaser puzzles, a MasterChef cook-off competition with a mystery box and of course some volleyball! The excitement never stops here at Crowthorne Lodge there is always something amazing waiting to happen. Here is a brain teaser for our readers.
- What has many keys, but can’t even open a single door?
Do you know the answer? All the teams knew…
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan