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Just Africa Life Skills
PROMOTING HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT Life Skills Coaching, Prep Year, Career Development, Adventure Camps, Team Building Events

A FORMATIVE YEAR

The 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. The life skills we teach are practical life skills and emotional life skills. We have a holistic approach and focus on a balanced body, soul, and spirit.

The Just Skills 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 continued education or work life. This Prep Year consists of courses, internships, learning a trade, travel, and volunteer work, all for the purpose of improving knowledge, maturity, decision-making, leadership, independence, and self-sufficiency. This is intended to expand the mind, personal confidence, experiences, and interests. The prep year is built on Fundamental Biblical Truths and Christian Beliefs.

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Courses Summary:

Biblical Foundation Course / Discipleship / Mission work

First Aid / Scuba Diving / Photography / Introduction to Marketing / Online & Facebook Marketing / Entrepreneurship

Emotional Life Skills / Practical Life Skills / Language Studies / Career Guidance

Internships / Tours & Travel / Ocean Conservation

 

Breakdown of the courses we offer at the Just Africa Life Skills Prep Year:

Biblical Foundation Course

Classes on topics such as Personal Work, Discipleship and Christology, Mission work, and Evangelism will be presented. The students will have the opportunity to practically apply what is learned at outreaches.

  • The Road to Redemption
  • Jesus our Saviour
  • The Will of God
  • Discipleship

Life Skills Courses
Personal Development

  • Growth Mindset
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Personal finance management
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Etiquette
  • Christian Ethics
  • Character & Attitude
  • Time Management & Productivity

EFR (Emergency First Response)

  • Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course.
  • Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) course.
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider Program.

Photography

  • Photography Basics
  • Photo Editing (Adobe Lightroom)
  • Underwater Photography

Introduction to Marketing

  • Basic computer and program skills
  • Web design and websites
  • Social media management
  • Human behavior

Facebook & Online Marketing

  • Business Image
  • Websites
  • Content Creation
  • Email Marketing
  • Landing Pages
  • Facebook & Instagram

Introduction to Business Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Starting a new business
  • Business management

Culture & Language Studies

  • Language & Communication in the work environment
  • Malawian culture & basic Chichewa
  • Understanding South African cultures

Career Guidance

It is important to us that our students leave the Prep Year with direction and purpose in life. Many matriculants do not yet know what they want to do with their lives, we offer an in-depth Career Assessment which consists of personality, interests, skills, and ability assessments to help with this big life decision.

SharkLife Conservation Course

  • Master Shark Diver Qualification - 6 Modules
    Conservation Awareness
  • Shark Identification Course

Marine Ecology Course

  • Coral Reefs
  • Reef Fish Ecology
  • Invertebrates

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course

Internships

Prep year students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience with:

Just Africa Mission NPC
• Just Africa Life Skills PTY LTD
Just Africa Scuba PTY LTD
Young Engineers Helderberg & Winelands

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Applications

If you would like to apply for the Just Life Skills Preparation Year:

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Putting a Year Aside
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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.
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Prep Year

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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Covid - 19 Risk Management

1. Risk Assessment & Standard Operating Procedures implemented -
Safety Talks Certificates of Compliance
2. DAN Employee Awareness Training Certificates