Life Skills Education
The typical child who attends our after school clubs is seeking refuge from broken family life. The influence of the Life Skills Educators is that of a positive role model who help children and teens to make good choices based on placing their faith in Christ and understanding Gods plan for their lives.
Why Do We Serve?
Drugs, gangs, violence, alcohol, and lack of education create an unhealthy cycle of poverty in the communities where Living Hope serves. Children in communities become products of their environment and have no dreams for their lives. The Life Skills After School Programme was created as a safe alternative to after school activities.
Who is Serving?
The programme is led by trained Life Skills Educators who teach Biblical value-based education on a variety of lifestyle topics. To learn more about how they receive support view our D.A.D. Programme.
How Do We Serve?
The LSE’s are responsible for presenting a fun atmosphere of games and worship to the kids and teens, followed by lessons from the Bible. Thousands of students join the clubs in local churches, creches, schools, and even outdoor venues to create an environment of fun and learning. During Covid lockdown times we visit every child at home who has been part of our clubs, taking with us ta healthy sandwich. The kids are always provided with an afternoon snack, which for some is the only food they receive during that day. The programmes are created for relationship building and mentoring, to truly change the direction and influence in each kids’ life.
Where Do We Serve?
Currently, the programme is being led in several communities including Masiphumelele, Capricorn, Ocean View, Overcome Heights, Mountain View, Red Hill and Mzamomhle.
Measuring Our Efforts
Life Skills has several soft goals, introducing the children and teens to Christ, developing a strong Biblical Foundation, decreasing the impact of trauma in dysfunctional families, prevention of teen girls falling pregnant, boys joining gangs and getting into drugs. Our Life Skills programme also assists parents to be better equipped to deal with raising their children and knowing how to cope with the pressure and challenges from children manifesting behavioural problems.