Bridging for Life

Bridging for Life is a two year leadership programme tailored for Grade 11 and 12 learners with the objective of channelling our youth towards a successful enrolment in the higher education and training sector leading towards employability. In 2015, Bridging for Life learners achieved 82.9% matric pass rate (117 out of 141 learners from high schools in North West, Limpopo, Free State and Gauteng Provinces) and leading a life of purpose they are entering tertiary education and fulfilling their career aspiration. Many today are engineers, social workers, pharmacists, accountants and few are completing their Honours and Master degrees.

As an extra curriculum programme, Bridging for Life imparts important life skills, ranging from emotional intelligence, effective communication, self-leadership and management, career development, citizenship education. This further develops learners’ self-confidence that will enable them to stand firm as valued citizens who are goal driven. Bridging for Life programme consists of participatory, transformative workshops and experiential learning focusing on:
  • Communication skills and emotional intelligence;
  • Self-discipline and leadership skills;
  • Problem solving and decision making skills;
  • Personal and career development planning;
  • Courage and self-confidence
  • Budgeting.
From its inception in 2010, Bridging for Life is proving its credentials as an effective programme that is contributing towards increasing the number of learners’ qualifying for tertiary education in order to be active participant in our economy.

Our valued partners that support this programme are:

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iVALUE Identity programme in support of “Schools Rights and Lights Campaign”, in partnership with La Voix de l’Enfant and Engie Foundation, is already enabling 2069 learners above 16 from 12 public high schools to get their Identity Document and become active citizens in Gauteng.

Currently, many school children above the age of 16 in South Africa still lack access to their vital life documents such as birth certificates, and Identity Document. As a result, our children lose their sense of identity and face tremendous difficulties when wanting to exercise their rights such as enrolment in schools, writing Matric examinations, right to vote and enjoy social benefits such as being able to purchase a cell phone, search and apply for employment and lead their lives. At Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School, the principal is grateful as she was used to have a tremendous drop out of learners just because they did not have access to this vital right to an Identity Document and some felt at risk as foreigners.

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