Borderlands PDP organized a Leadership Development Program (LDP) for team Freiberg, Delft, Gati and Namaste Nepal from October 20-24, 2011. The event was organized so that 17 students from Freiberg and 14 villagers from the nearby villages (Dadakateri, Gati and Sakhuwa) could jointly participate in the LDP. The event included ice breaking and trust fall exercises and other team building activities and initiatives that emphasized on improving communication, leadership, trust, co-ordination, team building among other skills. The participants also actively took part in a talk program on Biogas Plant, Urine cultivation that focused on the possibilities and challenges in the mid-hills.
The hike to Gati village, Dadakateri and Mahankal was the major highlight of the event in addition to music and fun activities was one of the highlight of the event. After the team building program ended on October 21, 2011, the Freiberg students involved in the programs given by Gati School Development Committee, Forest Committee and Women’s group. Overall the program was a huge success as the participants felt that the program improved their sense of bonding and the Freiberg students also got the chance to see the rural lifestyle and got the opportunity to do some social work.