Life skills are critical abilities that contribute towards personal transformation, meaningful connections and significant impact. Sometimes referred to as “soft skills” to differentiate them from the technical skills needed to perform a job well, life skills are important because they create an enabling environment for the journey from mediocrity to excellence. According to the UN, life skills are an important vehicle to enable productive participating in society
Accredited by the Sectors Education and Training Authority of South Africa (12 Credits. NQF Level 4. US242824), our life skills program is designed to develop soft skills by addressing several personal, relational and leadership gaps within the African context. Using interactive learning experiences that explore responsibility, self-worth, life purpose, managing emotions, conflict resolution, building teams, and other themes, we’ve been successfully engaging youth and adults since 2017.
Although rich in content, the program is not overly academic. Instead it is practical and takes the learning styles of different learners into consideration. Consequently, we have been privileged to successfully engage South Africans representing various genders, ages, cultures, and life experiences. Additionally, our facilitators are trained to avoid “lecturing” but engage with participants through listening, asking clarifying questions, role-modeling, summarizing, and using other methods of facilitating learning.
To supplement the above, we also examine local social challenges and explore possible solutions that are culturally relevant yet based on global best practices. Finally, we seek lessons that can be applied from the often ignored role of corporate ethics in the journey from good to great. It is our belief that integrating life skills with technical skills is a critical success factor in helping Africa maximize her potential.