Life Skills

Jikeleza conducts a series of life skills workshops during the course of the year. These have formed an integral part of our program. They cover various issues our youth are faced with. The workshops are always conducted outside of their environment. They’re fun yet educational and normally span over a 3 day period.  The workshops are facilitated by professionals and we usually partner with other NGO’s thus harnessing the expertise at low or no cost.

The circumstances of these kids lives we cannot change, some more bleak than others. However, by providing these kids with the platform to express themselves and to open up and to ask the questions they’re dying to ask, is what our objective is. We surround them with love and with people to turn to when things are tough, most importantly we provide them with a support structure.

We aim to ensure that their future’s are secure. Although they’re being skilled to be dancers and performers, should it not be what they desire to pursue after finishing school, we’d still be there guiding and assisting and applying to institutions on their behalf. We want to grow strong people, not only strong performers. The dance is a tool to help them recognize their potential.

These workshops are vital in that it allows us to motivate and encourage our children in a non pressurized environment. It has definitely made an impact in their lives, the changes are evident in their conduct. It’s hard to remain positive when you’re a teenager, battling to discover yourself, facing normal teenage challenges and in addition to this  having to deal with the conditions they live in.

We want to grow strong people, not only strong performers. The dance is a tool to help them recognize their potential.
 

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RESPECT – For themselves , their peers and teachers, SELF DISCIPLINE, PUNCTUALITY – The importance of this throughout there lives, COMPASSION – For others who are less fortunate than them, PERSERVERANCE – Never give up, the road to success is always under construction!, CONFIDENCE – Build on it and identify with it! Measure your own levels, TEAM SPIRIT – The importance of been a team player , Together , Everyone , Achieves , More, CLEANLINESS –
Next to Godliness