Leadership courses at Lunzuwa outward bound school

MUFULIRA: Lunzuwa, the outward bound school in Zambia is re-known for its leadership courses, which prepare the youth for the roles they will assume in their various professions.

Located in Mbala in the north province of Zambia near the border of Tanzania, Lunzuwa, which was established in the mid 1960s, offers a three-weeks junior course as well as a senior course that is completed within four weeks. Both courses, for leaders and prospective leaders are about endurance, both mental and physical.

This writer was part of a team that participated in the junior course.
He tells of his experience: We were advised to take with us two pairs of trousers, preferably jeans, two pairs of canvas shoes, two t-shirts and socks. We were told that by the time we completed the course all the clothes would be in tatters.
The course starts with a 5am swim and thereafter we go straight for the 'run abouts', which are basically various challenging exercises. For instance we had to go through an underground tunnel and come out on the other side where there was a stream that we had to cross from above ground using a rope, Tarzan style.

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