A Visit to the Geriatric Hospital
VISION AND FORTITUDE
WHAT IS VISION AND FORTITUDE
The Vision and Fortitude programme is the brainchild of the Principal of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and was initiated in September 2006 as a means of enhancing the holistic approach to education. It focusses on student empowerment and its overall aim is to help students develop life skills to facilitate their personal success. This programme seeks to administer to the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of students and to reach out to the wider community.
It is intended to help students begin to explore their value system, personal resourcefulness and to examine how these values either facilitate or militate against their success. Vision and Fortitude is also intended to help students develop more functional ways of creating personal success and taking personal responsibility for their growth and development.
Students will be encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through open discussions and the arts, such as poetry and music, and other art forms.
"It helped to inspire me. It was an opportunity to reach outside myself; a reminder of what is important. Every event we attended and every outreach programme has helped me to see life in a positive way. I feel like there is so much that can be done!"
Second Year, Law Student
YOU ARE INVITED !!
"It helped me to understand that life should not be taken for granted and that I should volunteer more to help brighten someone's day."
First Year,Science &Technology Student
"The sessions helped to reinforce certain goals. I also enjoyed the music!"
First Year, Medical Science Student
BENEFITS TO STUDENTS
Students will begin to:
"I loved the programmes and the workshops, they were very informational. They helped me to understand basic things about life, reality and people."
Third Year, Social Sciences Student
"It helped me to believe in myself more and to remember that I should not limit myself."
First Year, Humanities & Education Student