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Just Africa Life Skills
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Life Skills Courses

Here is a list of the Life Skills courses we offer with a short description of each course. Should you require more information on a specific course please contact us.

These courses can be topics for leadership or school camps or any teambuilding activities. Life skills day camps or weekend getaways can be arranged on request.

These courses can be adapted to the particular age/s of a specific group and group dynamics and are therefore suitable for all ages.

Contact us for a tailor-made package for your school, institution, company, family or for an individual.

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1. Personal Finance

  • Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Savings & Goals
  • Basic skills & confidence in money management

Personal finance is the financial management which an individual or a family unit performs to budget, save, and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events.

2. Study Methods

  • Study Counselling
  • Study Techniques
  • Guidance in Setting Goals
  • Guidance in Structure

Practical help and guidelines for productive study for your child.

3. Growth Mindset

Our intelligence and talents are not fixed traits. Our most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. A growth mindset creates a love of learning and resilience.

  • Belief systems
  • Mindsets, where do they come from?
  • Individuality
  • Changing your mindset
  • Goals & endless possibilities

4. Setting Healthy Habits

  • Know your habits
  • Make a plan
  • The habit loop

A healthy habit is any behaviour that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health. These habits improve your overall well-being and make you feel good. Healthy habits are hard to develop and often require changing your mindset.

5. Self-Esteem & Self-Awareness

  • Understanding your emotions
  • Coping with your emotions
  • Being able to view yourself: thoughts, beliefs & behaviours
  • Gaining objectivity

Self-Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self-Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.

6. Social Skills

  • Ways we interact with others
  • Understanding and reading social cues
  • Good social skills help us to become confident and independent

Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.

7. Stress Management

  • Techniques to reduce stress
  • Regain control of your life
  • Satisfaction and contentment

Stress management is a set of techniques and programs intended to help people deal more effectively with stress in their lives by analysing the specific stressors and taking positive actions to minimize their effects.

8. Healthy Boundaries

  • What are personal boundaries?
  • Name your limits
  • Giving permission
  • Self-awareness

Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.

9. Appearance & Character

  • Making an impression
  • Impact of appearance
  • Self-awareness
  • What you want to convey & how

Appearance is important to gain respect and build self-confidence.
Our character is who we are and what we do. It is important that we have a foundation of strong character.

10. Communication & Conflict

  • Types of communication
  • How do I communicate?
  • Bringing your message across
  • Conflict cures
  • Emotional intelligence

Effective communication serves a key role in successfully resolving conflict. Communication skills are important to living a happy and prosperous life.

11. Emotional Intelligence & Attitude

  • Learn to be aware of, control, and express your emotions, and how to handle interpersonal relationships.

The skills that make up emotional intelligence can be learned at any time. The key skills for building your EQ and improving your ability to manage emotions and connect with others are: Self-management. Self-awareness. Social awareness.

An attitude refers to a set of emotions, beliefs, and behaviours toward a particular object, person, thing. Attitudes have a powerful influence on our behaviour.

12. Time Management & Productivity

Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities. Good time management allows you to accomplish more in a shorter period of time. Being productive lowers your stress, and helps you focus.

We all have very busy lifestyles and everyone can benefit from these practical tips on how to plan your day, studies, work, projects etc.

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

 

  • The Life Skills Courses are flexible to accommodate scheduling and training needs.

  • The courses can be done on location or at the Just Africa Life Skills premises in Gordon’s Bay.

  • Individual or group sessions are available.

  • All courses are supported by self-study materials.

  • Courses can be presented at day or weekend camps.

Course Prices

The course prices will vary greatly according to your specific needs such as group size or individual coaching sessions, venue and if you want to combine course topics or focus on one course.

Please contact us for a quote.

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Take a Year to develop yourself on a personal, mental, physical and spiritual level. Gain experience doing various courses, tours, and volunteer work.

This year is jam-packed with amazing courses and experiences to help you Grow Personally and to Find your Passion.

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Contact us today to enquire about this great offer
We understand that the pandemic had financial implications for many people, and we would like to offer students the great opportunity to join our Prep Year next year in spite of that.

Frequently Asked Questions

about the Prep Year
What is the difference between a GAP Year and a PREPARATION Year?
When people hear GAP year, they usually conclude that you are taking a year off. A Preparation Year in contrast to this is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education or finding a job.
Who should join this Prep Year?
This Preparation Year is for young people that are not sure what they want to do after matriculating as well as for those who want to gain experience doing various courses, tours, and volunteer work.
What work experience will I be exposed to?
You will get exposure and/or experience in the following areas: Marketing, retail, tourism, facilitating adventure activities, customer service, facilitating classes, working with children, managing people, marketing, etc...
Am I ready for a Prep Year?
The year will be what you make of it. We give as much as possible to each student, to give them the most opportunities to grow and learn, the rest is up to each student whether they seize these opportunities or not.

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Skills Development Program

Skills Development Program

This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year and gives young people the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.

This year is about gaining practical work experience and personal development while holding a part-time job and/or part-time studies and being involved in various internships as well.

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Career Development Program

Career Development Program

This program offers a young person the opportunity to develop their PADI Scuba Diving career, doing various courses including our special Life Skills Courses, and gaining practical work experience.

This program is about becoming a well rounded PADI instructor by expanding the skill set and competencies of students, improving their prospects of work and employment dramatically.

The PADI accredited course is recognized worldwide, after successfully completing these tertiary studies you will receive all the certificates you need to become a PADI Scuba Dive Instructor.

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How we started doing what we do

How we started doing what we do

Life Skills was started by Marius and Madelein Wolfaardt, we have been working with youth and children since 2004. We both are attuned to recognizing the potential in people and find it immensely rewarding to assist people on their walk of life, at whatever stage they might be. Learning life skills is not necessarily for people who have problems but it is beneficial to any person who wishes to improve their lives by doing worthwhile things, overcome challenges or get some guidance on their path of personal growth.

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Why Life Skills?

Why Life Skills?

The development of life skills helps us to find new ways of thinking and solving problems.

In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. We help people tap into their full potential and define/achieve their goals for who they want to be and what they want to do.

The Life Skills & Coaching Programs is designed to encourage personal development in children, adolescents and adults and at the same time providing an outlet for stress; learning responsibility and the necessary skills to be successful individuals.

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