A Project Worker & Professional VolunTEAr from The TEA Project recently traveled to a partner school in SL's Western Province to hold our LIFE Programme (Leadership - Independence - Futures & Empowerment) with a group of Prefects. The aim was to help them realise their future goals and aspirations.
As is common, on day 1, children were initially shy but by day 2 had grown in confidence with support & guidance through the LIFE Programme by our expert TEAm. There were lots of group activities & presentations to help children fuel their personalities; and for the first time in there lives they were made aware of their rights as children.
At the end of training it's a requirement to set personal goals & pledge a commitment to realising them. A collective plan to create a 'Vegetable Garden' mini-enterprise was initiated to inject some fun and self reliance into the school. Also Prefects highlighted a need to assist in improving discipline & appearance at the school and will take an active part in managing assemblies. On a personal level the children all recognised the importance of attaining high grades and focused on reaching University. They all identify a good education as the most effective and sustainable method of improving their lives, the lives of their families & communities.
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