Developing Children’s Programme
Bridging the gap through experiential learning
About This Program
- Children have limited access to current labour market
- There are children without perspective for going to school
- Children in rural areas have no access to other communities beside their own
- There is limited social interaction and social development.
- Limited Aids awareness and environmental conservation knowledge.
- Children need to be motivated to believe in a brighter future and to break the cycle of poverty in South Africa.
Our Mission Statement:
- The team for The Developing Children Programme have a shared calling to create a moment of trust, support, inclusion and caring.
- At The Developing Children Programme we embrace diversity in terms of gender and race as well as to embrace a culture of ownership and accountability where learning is shared and where success is celebrated.
- The Developing Children Programme encourages the integration and interaction of cultures from various backgrounds.
- The philosophy of The Developing Children Programme is to strive for experiential learning excellence.
All programmes are based on the premise that experiential learning is the best way to learn. The nature of the Developing Children Programme will vary according to the age groups therefore setting up camps for different grades ranging from grade 4–11.
Camp Programme Activities
- Ice Breakers – Small games to introduce the instructors and the venue, Yekelela Playing Guest Farm.
- Group Dynamics – Teamwork, Time management, Communication Skills, Problem Solving and Conflict management.
- Rope Course – Team building, The understanding of the trust factor, An appreciation for one another.
- Raft Building – Learning about knots, Trust, Break the fear of water, Communication, Team management
- Hiking – The appreciation of nature Environmental Education – erosion, water, alternative sources of power, conservation, plants, animal life.
- Orienteering – Understanding of Maps and Map work, Identifying landmarks, Leadership skills.
- Compass Work – Introduction to Compass work, Communication and Listening Skills.
Skills Developement Programmes
- All children are observed and those who show an interest in adventure based activities will be invited to enter the instructor hood training programmes, and lead camps for the younger children.
- Learners will then be monitored and observed through these programmes. Those who show a genuine interest and love for Adventure will offered to join the skills development programme.
- The skills development programme where they will have to study a correspondence course of their choice and will be sent on instructor courses i.e. abseiling, first aid, drivers licence, hiking etc… Through THETA (Tourism hospitality education and training authority) and MDT (Mountaineering Development Training).
- Once they are qualified they will then be offered the opportunity to work at the centre for a period of time or they are able to apply for employment elsewhere
Location Unexplored Adventures is based in South Africa in the Eastern Cape along the East Coast Resorts Road near Chinsta East in the East London area in the Yekelela Playing Guest Farm.
The centre offers full board and lodging and self-catering facilities.
The adventure centre boasts a full ropes course in the high elements and low elements.