The answer to uncertainty

Labyrinth Programme (Gap Year/ Enrichment Programme)

17 November 2020 | Education

Mariselle Stofberg

Many learners who finish school remain uncertain about their future career path and what steps to take next.

The staff of Rosewood Academy observed a need for young people fresh out of school to find their feet in adult life and identified a way to help them navigate these uncertain waters.

“After spending 12 years in school, they are faced with one of the most difficult questions: ‘What and where to now?’. Youth today suffer numerous uncertainties and a lack of future perspective and plans. They have to navigate through a fast-changing world, which certainly contribute to their blurred vision. They are the leaders of tomorrow; it is our obligation to continue to gear them towards their future. It is time to be bold an innovative. That gave birth to the initiative of the Labyrinth Programme,” says Labyrinth Coordinator and principal of Rosewood Academy, Dalene Jordaan.

The Labyrinth Programme (Gap Year/ Enrichment Programme) is aimed at people between the ages of 17 and 24 years.

A group will consist of 14 participants with a group coordinator/supervisor.

“In the programme we plan initiatives for a sustainable future by making connections to mentors, equipping youth in key skills areas and advocating for youth interest to leaders in government, private sector, industry and the community. The emphasis will be placed on developing social skills that create value in human interaction, preparing the young minds for the challenging adult life,” Jordaan adds.

The programme intends to cover seven curriculum areas of development, with the main aim of holistic development.

“Whole Person Development is the concept that individuals are complex beings who are heavily influenced by a variety of internal factors, both in and outside of the workplace. The six aspects of Whole Person Development are emotional intelligence, physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and professional development,” Jordaan says.

The focus areas will include relationships, health and wellness, education, career guidance, service, finances and emotional and spiritual.

Jordaan says the programme is designed to help the individual to discover his or her own potential.

The programme will run for ten months, from February to November, approximately 35 hours per week.

“After a programme of ten months of intensive training and engagement, we intend to have a graduation with an NQA accreditation, which is planned for the end of November 2021.

For more information, contact them at +264 81 170 9989 or [email protected]

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