Grade 11 Empowerment Week

The JuniorTukkie Office of the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration will be hosting a Grade 11 Empowerment Week.

15 to 19 June 2019
(The Grade 11 Empowerment Week is supported by Investec)

Attendance is on invitation only. The JuniorTukkie Office will send invitations (via email) to Grade 11 learners who belong to special groups. These learners must also be members of the JuniorTukkie Club.

The Empowerment Week programme includes the following:

  • Creativity course, an ice-breaker to give learners the chance to get to know each other better;
  • Life Skills course about self-esteem, their peers, different personality profiles and communication skills;
  • Computer Skills course focused on essential computing concepts, search engines, the students’ internal web and the Internet;
  • Study Methods course;
  • Emotional Intelligence course about the different emotional skills needed to make a success of any aspect of life, including tertiary studies;
  • Mathematical reasoning course about the basic steps in solving any mathematical problem;
  • Reading development programme to test learners’ reading speed and comprehension;
  • Eye screening – SterKinekor and Spec-Savers joined forces in screening all the learners’ eyes and supplying brand new glasses to those who needed them, free of charge;
  • Career advice on grounds of data gathered from the PACE career interest questionnaire;
  • Information session on admission requirements;
  • Campus tours, guided by students in Culture and Heritage Tourism at the University of Pretoria;
  • An interesting workshop with the title “Brand me” was presented in which learners were shown how to connect individuals to themselves, their purpose in life and the world of work. The ultimate aim was to create a personal brand according to the learners’ unique attributes, experiences and education, by using the latest trends.
  • visit to Sci-Enza, the science centre of the University of Pretoria;
  • visit to the camera obscura involved in seeing a whole city centre minimised to a few square metres; and
  • faculty information sessions.

The Empowerment Week also include entertainment and games, an African drumming session, a movie night and a braai when Mr Manchidi of Investec normally address learners in closing the programme with another inspirational speech. 


Published by Martha Kilian

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