Transnet Takes on 20 New Brand Ambassadors
A total of 10 learners qualified for the pilot project and were successfully placed in grade 10 at private schools by the Transnet Foundation’s Education Portfolio. Towards the end of 2013 the second phase of the project was rolled-out and after careful consideration, the selection criteria were amended, requiring learners to be enrolled from grade seven. A total of 20 youths aged between 12 and 14 years, from rural communities and township schools around the country qualified to be placed in grade 8 as part of the 2013/2014 OYEDP.
Before learners are placed in top performing private schools around the country, they are required to go through a 7 days life skills coaching session to to prepare and wise them up for the new environment. ‘’The workshop helps ensure that the new students cope with the challenges they might face and also become strong decision makers who can solve problems. It also prepares the youths to make informed decisions about their life,’’ Senior Manager: Education, Theresa Moila said.
In order to instil an appropriate value system and prepare the students for a culture shift in the new schools and the new environment, a life skills camp was held at Misty Hills Hotel in Muldersdtift. The camp ran from December 5 to December 12 2013 with one…
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