FACET Life Skills Programme

The FACET Life Skills Programme continues to equip learners with the skills they need to get ahead. The first term in 2018 focussed on improving self-esteem and building confidence, as well as exploring the subject of respect – for yourself and others.

To encourage the use of new-found skills, a talent show was held at one of the After-School Clubs, during which learners were given the opportunity to showcase their talents. It also provided the perfect occasion to commemorate South African Youth Day via different creative mediums, including dance, poetry, art and music.

In 2017, the 20 learners who showed the greatest leadership potential were elected by their peers to serve as Ambassadors at their After-School Clubs. It is now time to vote for a new group of Ambassadors for 2018, who will serve for 12 months and be invited to attend an annual Leadership Camp in October.

In lasting memory of an After-School Club learner who sadly passed away in November 2016, the Eugene Isaacs Leadership Award will be presented to the Ambassador who has excelled over the course of the year by striving for academic excellence, displaying generosity, actively participating in his/her community and acting as a positive influence to their peers. The recipient of the award will benefit from help with their school fees, school uniform or stationery, paid for by funds raised during the year.

School Leaver Programme

Our School Leaver Programme arms learners with the information they need to make responsible and informed career choices as well as giving them the opportunity to further their studies after graduating from high school, should they wish to do so. Already one student has graduated from the Bergzicht Training Centre after completing Level 5 in Early Childhood Development (ECD) Training, while in May 2018 a further three students graduated from Boland College after gaining qualifications in Financial Management, ECD Training and Hospitality respectively. In addition to their personal achievements, beneficiaries of the programme inspire and motivate others who have dropped out of school to join the programme.