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The Preparation Year can be viewed as a formative year for young adults to become independent and learn a great deal of responsibility prior to engaging in University life. The prep year is built on Fundamental Biblical Truths and Christian Beliefs.

Shark & Dive Tour for Prep Year Students

Next tour Sept 2020
Aliwal Shoal
Our Prep Year students and outside students that enrol for the Shark Life Conservation Course get the option to go on a shark dive trip to Aliwal Shoal just south of Durban.

Aliwal Shoal has diverse marine life including large predators and is popular as a recreational scuba diving destination. The Shoal is known especially for its abundance of Grey nurse sharks (known locally as ragged tooth sharks or "raggies").
After doing their Open Water Certification, our students have the option of going on a Scuba Dive trip to Sodwana Bay. Here's a short video of what to expect.

Sodwana Bay is located on the east coast of South Africa, in one of the most unique and unspoiled parts of the world.

Shark & Dive Tour

The Shark & Dive Tour is for conservation awareness and diving experience furthering the Prep Year student’s knowledge and skills.

This tour will take place in KZN where we visit Sodwana Bay and the Aliwal Shoal.

THIS LEARNING EXPERIENCE

• Is a great follow up of the Shark Life Conservation course and gives the students the opportunity to see and experience the grace and beauty of these misunderstood animals first hand. Sharks are a vital part of the ecosystem and they need to be protected.
• This tour is also about raising awareness about the plastic pollution problem the world is currently facing and the impact that it has on the ocean and environment.
• The students will gain valuable diving experience.


Sodwana Bay

Is located on the east coast of South Africa, in one of the most unique and unspoiled parts of the world. Situated in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Maputaland Marine Reserve.


Aliwal Shoal

The Aliwal Shoal is a rocky reef which is the remains of an ancient sand dune approximately 5 kilometres off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Aliwal Shoal has a diverse marine life including large predators and is popular as a recreational scuba diving destination. The Shoal is known especially for its abundance of Grey nurse sharks (known locally as ragged tooth sharks or "raggies") between July and November when the sharks congregate there to mate.

We protect what we love. Education is vital to understanding which leads to conservation.

Testimonials

This is what some of the Prep Year students and parents have to say.

Jaco is one of those typical young lads who were not sure what the future held for him and which path he was meant to take. We heard about Just Africa Life Skills from a friend who experienced the change they made in another student's life and knew that they would be able to provide the launch pad Jaco needed to set his future in motion.

Jaco started the year off as a shy young man who was very set in his ways and thoughts but wanting to improve himself. Throughout the year he was challenged in all aspects: Spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Marius and his team never left Jaco's side and helped him through each phase. Jaco ended the year as a young man who realized what type of relationship he should be having with his Creator, he is emotionally more mature, mentally knowing that his horizons are much broader than what he could imagine, physically having a better understanding of what his body is capable of and having a better understanding of himself. With the tools provided by Just Africa Life Skills, he was taught numerous life skills, the experiences changed his life and he has truly grown personally.
Sizaan Greyling
Sizaan Greyling Mother
We decided to send our daughter, Mari van Wyk to the prep year as she was not excactly sure what she want to do after finishing matric. We want her to become aware of how things work in the real world out there in a safe enviroment. We believe here at Just Life Skills, she will get perspective about her own future and she will find herself and strecth her own ablities. She is now learning working methods, time management and preparedness.

As a gap year student at Just Life Skills, she gets the chance to work with a lot of young people and that also means a lot of adventure most of the time. She is also experiencing a wide field of opertunities that is laying a basis to work from as she enters the adult world after this 1 year.

We thank Marius Wolfaart and the team for this great opportunity, and we believe Mari will gain a lot, attending this year with Just Life Skills.
Elaine van Wyk Mother
Ek as 'n voorbereidings jaar student van Just Africa Life Skills, kan eerste hands getuig hoe die groep se fasiliteerders soveel kinders se lewens aanraak. Die verskeie skole in die Helderberg area en die individu is so bevooreg om met JALS te kan werk.

Die afgelope maand het ek soveel van myself en die mense rondom my geleer. Ek sien uit om die res van die jaar verder te groei en te kan leer !!
Mari Van Wyk
Mari Van Wyk Prep Jaar Student