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The Ibbamo Foundation hosted the first Idream session for 2017 at the Diepsloot Combined School in Johannesburg. We worked with 101 Grade 11 students. Our speakers for the day were Ontiretse Masiane - The Regional Programme Coordinator Sage Foundation, Samuel Bongani Thane - Professional speaker and Member of the Toastmasters International and Tol Ass Mo comedian and television personality. The purpose of the programme is to provide the learners with an intensive integrated approach to leadership and developing ‘built-to-last’-type skills. The programme was both motivational and practical with predetermined class-like breakaway sessions that deal with academic solutions, problem solving, experiments and case-study work. Key topics were centred on: Leadership: How to be an effective leader, The importance of academic excellence, What is the new African story and how can I contribute to it?, How do I become an African ambassador?, Social advocacy and service, How to change your life story, The I DREAM social network platform will be a significant PR and media driver. It will become a communication hub for Ibbamo, its programmes, students and mentors. The Strategic Pillars are Education, Social responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.