Take a Year to develop yourself on a personal, mental, physical and spiritual level. Gain experience doing various courses, tours, and volunteer work. This year is jam-packed with amazing courses and experiences to help you Grow Personally and to Find your Passion.
What is the difference between a GAP Year and a PREPARATION Year?
When people hear GAP year, they usually conclude that you are taking a year off. A Preparation Year in contrast to this is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education or finding a job.
Who should join this Prep Year?
This Preparation Year is 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.
What work experience will I be exposed to?
You will get exposure and/or experience in the following areas: Marketing, retail, tourism, facilitating adventure activities, customer service, facilitating classes, working with children, managing people, marketing, etc...
Am I ready for a Prep Year?
The year will be what you make of it. We give as much as possible to each student, to give them the most opportunities to grow and learn, the rest is up to each student whether they seize these opportunities or not.
This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year and gives young people the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.
This year is about gaining practical work experience and personal development while holding a part-time job and/or part-time studies and being involved in various internships as well.
This program offers a young person the opportunity to develop their PADI Scuba Diving career, doing various courses including our special Life Skills Courses, and gaining practical work experience.
This program is about becoming a well rounded PADI instructor by expanding the skill set and competencies of students, improving their prospects of work and employment dramatically.
The PADI accredited course is recognized worldwide, after successfully completing these tertiary studies you will receive all the certificates you need to become a PADI Scuba Dive Instructor.
Life Skills was started by Marius and Madelein Wolfaardt, we have been working with youth and children since 2004. We both are attuned to recognizing the potential in people and find it immensely rewarding to assist people on their walk of life, at whatever stage they might be. Learning life skills is not necessarily for people who have problems but it is beneficial to any person who wishes to improve their lives by doing worthwhile things, overcome challenges or get some guidance on their path of personal growth.
The development of life skills helps us to find new ways of thinking and solving problems.
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. We help people tap into their full potential and define/achieve their goals for who they want to be and what they want to do.
The Life Skills & Coaching Programs is designed to encourage personal development in children, adolescents and adults and at the same time providing an outlet for stress; learning responsibility and the necessary skills to be successful individuals.
I now appreciate every moment because I know it's a gift and not a given. Death stared me in the face yet again, this time the two most important men in my life at once. Sitting in the coffee shop in the hospital, my Father in ICU with Covid and my husband in the emergency room going through all sorts of tests after having, what they suspected was a heart attack right next to me on the plane on our way to see my Dad in hospital.
How well you live comes down to how much you love. – Robin Sharma This quote struck deep into my heart. I’ve built up so many things in my head about what life is about, but it truly is this simple. Love. I used to think the purpose of life is about finding meaning, living a good life, making a contribution, and being content. I guess I wasn’t that far off. What greater meaning could there be than to love and be loved in return?
Is a Preparation Year for you? At the end of high school, I seriously considered taking a preparation year. Can you guess what was one of the main reactions this desire elicited? Usually, shock, often confusion and usually followed by an assumption that (gasp) you don’t have everything figured out at the ripe old age of 18. A Preparation year differs quite a bit from the well-known Gap year. It isn’t simply a way to loaf around for a year before starting with your “grown-up life”. A prep year can be an enriching, life-changing experience. Preparation years aren’t just for those who are uncertain about their career choice but also for those who want to invest some time in themselves