A FORMATIVE YEAR
The Preparation Year & Half Prep Year are 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.
This can be viewed as a formative time 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/ Half 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. These preparation programs are 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 / Career Guidance / African Cultures
Internships / Tours & Travel / Ocean Conservation
Breakdown of the courses we offer at the Just Africa Life Skills Prep Year/ Half Prep Year:
* NOTE: There are two programs that are compulsory for the Half Prep Year students (Introduction to Business Management & Entrepreneurship and Internships & Volunteer Work). You can choose 2 or 3 of the remaining courses to complete in your Half 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
- Setting up 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 Preparation Programs 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 Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certification
PADI Specialty Courses & PADI Advanced Certification optional extras.
Students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience with:
Students will be doing volunteer work with the following organizations:
We advise you to arrange a consultation with us to discuss the available options and whether one of these programs is the ideal fit for you. If you would like to apply for the Just Life Skills Preparation Year or Half Preparation Program:
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More Development Programs:
This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year and gives prep year graduates the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.
This program offers young people 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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