The Mastering Leadership for Youth Programme

LIVING LEARNING SAFETY & SECURITY DATES & FEES EBOOKLET

At Youthfuel, we bring together elements that can create the participants to enhance their leadership skills. The program is designed to take into consideration three core components that makes good leadership skills with emphasis on, leadership, charity work, learning English through drama, public speaking and literature workshop. Participants to the program will be provided with an extraordinary opportunity to go into the heart of one of the world’s most celebrated universities and can live, learn, eat and play on the campus of Lady Margaret Hall of Oxford University. Another important, intrinsic aim is also to create role models among youth of this country to become ethical, fearless and effective leaders of tomorrow.


Living

Students live at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), one of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University. LMH is a historic college located alongside the University Parks and River Cherwell, and is within easy reach of central Oxford. Participants will have full access to LMH’s 12-acre site with gardens, soccer fields, tennis courts and its own boathouse. LMH also has common rooms for group activities and down time with friends.

Student Life & Dining

Students reside in twin or single bedrooms on a communal hallway with dedicated residential staff living on site monitor and support all aspects of the student experience. Additionally, professional porters staff the gated entrance to LMH 24-hours a day. Breakfast and dinner take place in LMH’s magnificent oak panelled dining room with a variety of meal options prepared on site.

Oxford Activities

Daily activities ensure there is never a dull moment at Oxford. Outdoor activities such as soccer, croquet, cricket, tennis and punting (in summer) are complemented by cultural trips, including museum visits, In the evenings, students enjoy films, theatre performances, performance night, dances and talent shows.


Learning

Our workshops are modelled on the Oxford tutorial format, with small class sizes and an emphasis on student-based discussion. Workshops are designed to be interactive, inspiring and fun and are enhanced by field trips and guest lectures that provide ‘only in Oxford’ experiences.

Pegasus – English Literature and Drama

During this part of the programme, we encourage the participants to mix with people with different life experiences, and be able to tackle challenges from different angles. The participants will take away experiences that could truly change not only how they would progress in their lives but also how they can present themselves on world stage. We aim for students to explore classic and popular English stories through drama and theatre in this programme. They can select one or more stories, and using theathre techniques, bring the characters to life, explore the meaning of the text and play out the scenes from the story. The workshop will be practical and every student will be encouraged to participate. The aim of the session is that students have a playful and fun way to learn about the piece of literature and come away with a deeper understanding of the story and author.

Examples of Texts:

  • Shakespeare – The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth
  • Dickens – A Christmas Carol
  • Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland
  • JK Rowling – Harry Potter
  • Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials

In the theatre and drama, they will learn the principles and techniques of how to create and devised theatre, learning how to tun their ideas into performance. Working with a theatre director, the aim is to enhance their communication and increase confidence with English through drama, as confidence in communication is an attribute that is vital when demonstrating leadership.

Critical Reasoning & Informal Logic

Being able to reason well is a crucial skill in many areas of our lives. We need to be able to critically assess the positions expressed by politicians, journalists, academics and businesses, as well as friends, family members and work colleagues. We also want our own views to be rational and able to stand up to critical scrutiny. At the programme, we discuss examples of both reasoning about facts and the reasoning required in making practical decisions. Students are taught how to analyse and evaluate others’ attempts to persuade them. They are shown how to spot and avoid common fallacies and misuses of language. Moreover they are encouraged to think critically about the ideas presented to them. Those who relish the challenge of thinking rationally and learning new skills will enjoy this course.

The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative

The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative seeks to help talented students develop key virtues of character which will prepare them to be the wise thinkers and good leaders the world so desperately needs. The program will discuss virtues and themes that are essential for personal formation and moral leadership, the relationship between leading and following, the place of failure, the nature of service and vocation, and the virtues of honesty, wisdom, gratitude and humility.


Safety & Security

Here at Youthfuel, we have numerous procedures and precautions in place to ensure the safety and security for our participants.

Residential Hall:

  • Lady Margaret Hall has dedicated 3 floors of dormitories for participants in out program and these dormitories are carefully supervised and are restricted to students and staff only.
  • The dormitories have secured entrances that require an electronic key pass for access to the building and a physical key for individual bedroom entry.
  • A team of amiable porters staff the gated entrance to LMH 24-hours a day to monitor the entrance, sign in visitors, assist with lost keys, answer questions and provide first-aid response.


Program Facilitators:

  • We implement a 1 to 8 ratio of 1 staff to 8 participants
  • Participants are overseen by our dedicated staff during the entirety of their stay, whether as the dormitory or in the town of Oxford.
  • A buddy system will be utilised for the entire duration of the program.
  • Our staff is available on 24-hour to any participant that may need assistance.


Medical Facilities:

  • Medical facilities are available in Lady Margaret Hall itself and students requiring medical attention are always escorted by staff.
  • LMH has a college nurse on site; GPs also come to college twice a week.
  • The John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford is Oxfordshire’s main accident and emergency site and is a 10 minutes drive from Lady Margaret Hall.
  • The JR provides acute medical and surgical services including trauma, intensive care and cardiothoracic services.
  • Before the start of the program, every family must complete Health History Form and medication Form, detailing and past illnesses and any non-prescription and prescription medications that the student regularly takes.
  • Finally, all participants must show evidence of medical insurance.
  • If participants are sick or injured, our staff will escort them to the nearest medical facility and parents will be notified. Parents/guardians are responsible for any costs incurred.

Call-time/curfew:

We have some broad guidelines that must be followed by all participants:

  • Participants must attend all of the workshops and must report to the Program Facilitators at the check time.
  • We have a 10pm curfew and face-to-face check in.
  • Participants cannot leave their dormitory after check-in and may not break any laws; such as consuming alcohol or smoking in classrooms or in the vicinity of any of these and must respect fellow students, the staff and university representatives.


Other Safety Measures:

  • When students are out and about in town, staffs are posted at centrally located landmarks, so participants know where to find them should they need any assistance.
  • Participants are provided with a whistle to be used to alert staff if they are lost or when they find themselves in situations.
  • To ensure their safety at night, participants will be given neon vests to put on when walking outdoors.
  • Participants are instructed to carry the program office phone number with them always.
  • Staffs are trained to follow emergency response plans should any emergency arise on campus or while on excursion.

Dates & Fees

Programme Date: 15th – 20th March 2020
Application Deadline: 29th February 2020

What Is Covered:

Programme fee covers the following cost:

  • Workshops
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Excursions and daily activities
  • 24 hour residential care and support
  • Staff accompanied airport transfer

*Note that fees does not include airfare and only applicable to students age 11- 16 years-old.

Payment Policy

Booking Fee upon registration: RM 2,000
Balance fee to be paid by 29th February 2020.
Registration Forms are sent upon request.

Please email to sonia@youthfuel.com.my and info@youthfuel.com.my or register via our website, www.youthfuel.com.my

Payment Terms : Strictly 28 days
Please make cheques payable to
YOUTHFUEL SDN BHD
CIMB Bank Berhad, Ara Damansara, Malaysia
Account No. : 8009966329
SWIFT CODE : CIBBMYKL

Note : Kindly email proof of payment to :
layan@youthfuel.com.my / sonia@youthfuel.com.my

Refund Policy

If a participant applies to the programme and subsequently withdraws, the respective refund policy will apply:

Date of WithdrawalAmount Refund
Before 29th February 2020Full Refund
After 29th February 202050% Refund

Contact

Sonia Ayesha Dato’ Rashidi
Program Director
Tel : +6012 880 0478
Email : sonia@youthfuel.com.my

Datin Faridah
Program Director
Tel : +6019 224 8263
Email : faridah@youthfuel.com.my

Youthfuel
Tel : +603 7831 3652
Email : info@youthfuel.com

For more details, please refer to the E-booklet below: