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.
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
Life Skills Courses
- Growth Mindset
- Emotional Intelligence
- Conflict management
- Personal finance management
- Life Skills Coaching
- Christian Ethics
- Character & Attitude
- Time Management & Productivity
- Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course.
- Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) course.
- Diving Emergency Management Provider Program.
- 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
- 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
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.
- Master Shark Diver Qualification - 6 Modules
- Shark Identification Course
Marine Ecology Course
- Coral Reefs
- Reef Fish Ecology
PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course
- PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification
PADI Specialty Courses & PADI Advanced Certification optional extras.
Prep year students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience with:
If you would like to apply for the Just Life Skills Preparation Year:
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