The StarLion Programme has identified 5 schools, building relationships and agreeing to common purpose with the school principals so that the LionHearted Leadership™ Laws may be used for empowerment in grassroots communities.
Linda Tucker has developed the StarLion Programme together with theatre and stage specialist, Yolandi van Jaarsveldt, who has dedicated many years of service to the White Lion conservation project. It’s run by Sibusiso Ngobeni and Harmony Khosa, whose connection with the project is deeply personal as his great-aunt was Maria Khosa, Linda Tucker’s shamanic teacher and mentor.
Maria Khosa bore the ancestral title Keeper of the White Lions, which she passed on to Linda Tucker after her death.
The StarLion Programme involves children from grassroots communities in innovative initiatives to connect them with a love of the land and all of life, helping them to identify in themselves the qualities of LionHearted Leadership that will empower their lives and in many instances enable them to achieve dreams that might previously have appeared impossible.
The dedicated team uses theatre and animation, plant-growing projects, field trips and many more practical themes to teach and live the ethos and the message of the White Lions.
Linda Tucker’s 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ have been adapted for emerging StarLions by Development Psychologist and Leadership Coach, Mae Naude.
Linda Tucker with Princess Kabelo of the Moletele Nation and Rev Mpho Tutu,
visit a StarLion Centre led by Leadership Academy scholarship, Richard “The LionHeart” Chiloani.
“I have learnt there are only two rules in Nature: Love and Respect. If you follow these two golden rules, you will never be harmed. This is the very basis of the LionHearted Leadership™ teachings in our StarLion Centres”
– Linda Tucker
StarLion program in the Heart of White Lion territories.
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Photographers: Veronica Coetzer, Karen-Jane Dudley, Maurice Fernandez, Anthony Smyth, Beth Duncan, Jason A.Turner