By: Mohini Seejattan
“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity”- Reed Markham.
The President’s Award of Trinidad and Tobago is a scheme created to develop individuals holistically. It encompasses many characteristics which shape an individual’s personality; namely intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally. It is aimed towards creating experiences for individuals to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens.
On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, I was honoured to receive the President’s Award Gold along with my brother, Sachin Seejattan, and Farah Khan, who received the Silver award. The three of us proudly represent ScoutsTT and the Penal Adventurers Scout Group.
Doing this Award Scheme with President’s Award Trinidad and Tobago - Horizon Unit under the tutelage of Mr. Shazard Mohammed has helped nurture the skills and talents that we have gained throughout our Scouting years. It has further developed our leadership skills, time management, teamwork, service, volunteerism and adaptability and tested us in many ways. It took us out of our comfort zone, and put us into situations where we built confidence, skills and friendship within our groups.
In achieving this Award, we wish to motivate the youths under our care to work hard in the program and challenge themselves. It is not only something good to add to their CV but it is a great opportunity to enhance their skills, get fit, become more resilient and prove themselves that they can endure and overcome such incredible feats.