Vision AfriKa has introduced ‘life skills’ and aerobics training to the Grade 8 and 9 educational programmes in a bid to help reduce teenage pregnancy rates and teach learners respect for their bodies.
Despite the students’ young age, it is considered important to provide a foundation to help them make positive life decisions in future.
‘Life skills’ covers a wide range of topics, which are discussed during the sessions. Learners are then provided with a feedback form to fill in to help facilitators gain an insight into how they feel about the subjects discussed. Their input is used to understand which areas still need to be covered and in what fashion.
The aim of putting on aerobics classes is to introduce students to ideas around how to take care of their bodies and the benefits of keeping fit. These benefits include getting oxygen to the brain to help clear their minds to help with schoolwork as well as helping them to relax when stressed.
Both sessions take place twice a month, academic study and homework permitting.