Many of the children and youth we serve have dropped out of school or never attended in the first place. Our curriculum is approved by the Western Cape Department of Education for Schools of Skills.
The school caters for learners aged 14 to 18 from at-risk backgrounds.
Learn to Live School offers a holistic approach for youth, who due to socio-economic circumstances, cannot gain access to, or cope in mainstream schooling. Project-Based Learning is the teaching and learning method followed by the school. This teaching method allows the school to cater more effectively to the needs of our learners.
Project-based learning is an instructional approach designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world.
Project-based learning (PBL) motivates students to connect with content areas whilst increasing their knowledge of a topic. It is a way to engage and give them ownership over their own learning.
Our PBL Programme is very much vocationally driven – our vision is to prepare and equip learners to function in the workplace and when they can’t be immediately placed in a job, our learners should have the confidence and skills to create their own jobs and future.
Life Skills forms an integral part of our learning programme.
The learners work, individual presentations and group work will be assessed continuously throughout the year and the learners will, during the course of the year, collect and put all evidence of their learning into a Portfolio of Evidence which will also be assessed.
The number of learners per class is 26 to 36 learners and our workshops cater for 14 to 20 students per workshop lesson.
This is a 4-year programme. Our Learn-to-Live graduates either go on to other schools, find jobs or start their own small businesses or join one of our other Programmes.
The current vocational workshops on offer are:
- Woodwork & Timber
Child Protection is a major focus and a strict child protection policy has been implemented and followed by all staff and volunteers at the institute.