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  • Writer's pictureChristina Sandwell

Santos GLNG student leadership program launched

Santos GLNG is supporting the development of the next generation of leaders for the Gladstone and surrounding communities through an extensive program at Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre.



The Santos GLNG Leaders Lead program brought 50 student leaders from 14 Gladstone regional primary schools together for the two-day Summit on March 2-3.


School captains and student leaders attended the launch which will develop the students’ abilities in building interpersonal relationships, confidence in public speaking and lifelong skills in leadership.


The year-long program commenced with an overnight stay at the BIEEC camp where students met with motivational speakers and mentors, including Santos GLNG’s Production Manager, Akash Jayashankar.


“Santos GLNG has a 90 per cent local residential workforce directly employing more than 120 people from the Gladstone region so we are passionate about developing the educational and leadership abilities of the local community,” Mr Jayashankar said.


“Leadership is a skill that students will take with them through life to build and strengthen over time,” Mr Jayashankar said.


“Santos GLNG is proud to partner with BIEEC to deliver a local and authentic leadership program focused on building capacity in their students.”


The 50 participating students will be supported throughout the school year to develop a legacy project which is then presented to their school Principal, school community and their peers.


Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre Principal Michael Gabriel said, “the Santos GLNG Leaders Lead program aimed to give students the skills and confidence to bring realistic change back to their school communities.”

“An effective leadership program requires students to feel supported and empowered to grow as individuals and as MODEL leaders -Motivated, Open-minded, Devoted and Empowering Learners,” Mr Gabriel said.

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