Life Skills Boost for Angra Pequena School in Lüderitz

Ekwato Fishing cc on Monday donated life skills equipment valued at N$14 000 to the Angra Pequena Senior Secondary School in Luumlderitz.

Ekwato Fishing, established in 2009, was allocated a quota for rock lobster in 2011. During the handover ceremony, director and shareholder Kandida Angula stated that during 2014, Ekwato Fishing contributed towards two other trusts – the Christina Daniels Education Trust and the Luumlderitz Community Development Trust.

“We have made it our mission to ensure that we contribute to the community. We deemed it necessary to sponsor this equipment to the value of N$14 000 towards the life skills class,” Angula said.

Angra Pequena received a computer, a multimedia overhead projector, a screen, printer and shredder.

Director of Education in the Karas Region Awebahe Johannes Hoeseb emphasised that life skills education is vital during adolescence, which is a stage of growth and development in the life cycle of a child, since it marks the period of transmission from childhood to adulthood.

Learners in their adolescent years are prone to give in to negative peer pressure and take uninformed decisions on crucial issues, especially relating to their bodies and their sexuality, he said.

“It’s thus a turning point in one’s life, a period of increased potential but also one of greater vulnerability and that is why the Ministry of Education decided to appoint a life skills teacher, to assist adolescents in the areas of developing an identity, managing emotions, building relationships, resisting peer pressure, acquiring information, education and services on issues of adolescence and communicating and negotiating safer life situations.”

The life skills equipment donated by Ekwato Fishing will enable the school to assist the adolescent learners on their way towards self-awareness, empathy, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision-making, problem solving, effective communication, interpersonal development, coping with stress and coping with emotions.

Source : New Era

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