Empower Yourself this Summer: Aġenzija Żgħażagħ offers Life Skills Programmes for Young People
As Summer 2023 approached Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is set to deliver a number of Life Skills programmes for young people aged 11 to 16. Through these programmes the agency aims to establish create and enjoyable and engaging learning environment where young people can develop and enhance their skills, abilities and knowledge through non-formal education programmes.
The programmes include 3 transition programmes tailored to children and young people who will start attending a different school in the next scholastic year and a selection of 8 life-skills programmes focusing on experiential learning.
The three programmes focusing on school transitions are the following:
My Next School Adventure, a programme is designed for students who have recently completed Year 6. Participants will explore their skills, learn practical methods to express their views in class, discover their learning styles, effectively collaborate with fellow students, and gain insights on time management at school and home.
Secondary School Survival Kit, a programme geared towards students starting Year 9 next September. This programme will delve into various themes, including future planning, goal setting, time management, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and building friendships.
Make Head, a programme aimed at students starting post-secondary education next September. It will cover personal well-being, responsibility, initiative, coping skills, school services and facilities, activism, community life, and campus living.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will also deliver a number programmes to encourage young people to practice essential life skills through drama, photography, podcasts, and social media. In addition, programmes like MoneyWise, PlanIt, and the Award in Youth Leadership provide learning opportunities for young people to widen their perspectives. Details about the respective programmes are the following:
Act-On, a programme that uses drama to empower young people, boost their confidence, and help them foster new friendships. (12 – 15 years)
Stage On, a programme designed to allow young people to develop sketches that address the realities and issues they face through self-expression. (12 – 15 years)
Sound On, a hands-on radio project that allows young people to explore and venture into radio broadcasting and gain skills related to public speaking. (12 – 15 years)
Take Action Through Photos, a programme that introduces young people to the use of visual media for advocating messages about topics they are passionate about. (12 – 15 years)
Hashtags and Headlines, a programme that focuses on developing various skills and techniques for creating engaging and impactful content. (13-16 years)
Award in Youth Leadership, a programme that trains young people in leadership positions, giving them the confidence to tackle their challenges. (13 – 16 years)
MoneyWise a programme that equips young individuals with essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes in money management, laying the foundation for healthy financial habits and avoiding lifelong struggles. (12 – 15 years)
PlanIt is a one-week non-formal educational programme focusing on environmental conservation. (13 – 16 years)
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be hosting these programmes at four youth cafés located in Sta Venera, Msida, Birgu, and Għajnsielem.
These programmes are offered on multiple dates and are free of charge. One can apply via this link – https://forms.office.com/e/kyk9Hd3PqG For further information and to apply, interested individuals can visit youth.gov.mt and complete the online application. Inquiries can be directed to Matthew Mifsud at 99787246 or [email protected] if additional information is needed.