Higherlife Foundation has commenced Leadership Training & Mentorship Sessions for students in Zimbabwe. The first batch with over 2000 pupils are from Zengeza 1 High School, a school in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. The objectives of this training programme is to develop knowledge & life-skills among young people by offering guardianship & encouraging responsible leadership. Leadership training can also improve the quality of learning at school by providing learning support through one-on-one counselling.
The youth leadership training programme is based on a home grown Life Skills Manual developed by Higherlife Foundation. This manual contains comprehensive and innovative Christian leadership and life skills that deal with the holistic development of the learner. The programme equips learners with knowledge, skills and values that assist them to achieve their full physical, intellectual, personal, emotional and social potential.
Designed to answer some of life’s most pertinent issues, the discussion topics encourage learners to acquire and practise life skills that will assist them to become independent and effective in responding to life’s challenges and to play an active and responsible role in society. Higherlife Foundation believes that knowing God ‘s plan and purpose for one’s life is a primary foundation for building a life of impact. God’s word provides invaluable principles for developing a student’s life perspective.
Modern living and interactions between people need young people to have skills that are flexible, initiative, socially adaptable and productive. These skills are as important as traditional classroom instruction as these skills enable the young person to navigate effectively in life.
Higherlife Foundation staff will be meeting students from various schools once a week as way of providing of psycho-social support, guardianship & training. As Higherlife Foundation makes strides to provide Lifelong development programmes to scholars and youths such initiatives will go a long way in transforming the lives of students in the Zimbabwe.