We have recently had the opportunity to join forces with Chrysalis Academy [situated on the slopes of Table Mountain] for their Skills Phase week. It is here where young people voluntary apply to be part of a three-month intense programme, not only does the programme offer to instil discipline within the participants, but also a particular skill set as per the participants choice.
On meeting the young men of [18 Charlie] it was very evident that they were there to learn a new skill or enhance their existing skill. On the five days Basic Computer & Office Administration course RLabs offered the following:
Skills to Succeed:
- What do you want to be & What makes you tick
- Basic Computer Literacy & Office Administration
- Introduction to the keyboard
- Online Safety
- Introduction to Online Learning
- Introduction to Gmail, Google Documents, Google Apps
- Introduction to Event Planning
One of our morning check-ins was based on the power of Affirmation and the importance of men affirming each other. This gave us the opportunity to engage the young men on a more personal note.
It is is very refreshing to be have been part of this journey and knowing that multiple communities across the Western Cape will be positively impacted when these young men graduate and return back home to shine a positive light!