As 2017 draws to a close it brings the promise of a well earned break to relax with friends and loved ones along with the opportunity to reflect on the year that has past and time to plan for another year of success, health, wealth and happiness!
We at Pride Factor would like to sincerely thank all our partners, staff, service providers, supporters, sponsors, inspirational speakers and particularly the tens of thousands of young people from every walk of life who contributed towards making this the most incredible year in our journey to becoming the foremost life skills academy on the African continent.
From our January expansion into Kenya, through the huge crowds at the JB Marks events in the Eastern Cape in April, the even bigger audiences for the Youth Month Celebrations at Nasrec in June and all the other live events and workshops in between, culminating in the Gear Up For Greatness event at Sci-Bono in Johannesburg in October, we interacted directly with more than 20,000 of the continent’s future leaders!
Add to that the reach of the Motivational Minute on 5FM, which grew into the 60 minute Inspired Youth show every Monday afternoon on CliffCentral.com; the regular national television exposure on Expresso.com and other SABC TV platforms; promotional video clips on Trace TV and a vibrant and extensive Social Media presence, all of which carried Pride Factor’s motivational messages that form the building blocks for millions of teenagers and young adults to challenge their assumptions and broaden their aspirations for the future.
And 2018 promises so much more! More inspirational live events in more areas of the country and Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa, more mainstream and social media exposure and also the introduction of the Pride Factor Academy membership programme which has been developed, tested and fine tuned and will be launched in January.
We’re really excited about the membership curriculum which comprises state-of-the-art online learning techniques that can be accessed on the digital device of your choice to present 13 part courses designed to guide and mentor teenagers and young adults on how to acquire the skills required to become entrepreneurs and enjoy fulfilling and productive lifestyles.
But more of that next year!
Best wishes for a fantastic Festive Season and a happy and healthy 2018