We are delighted to announce that the first 100 students have arrived at Amisewaka – DLCC and are settling in. The new students are a mix of young women and men aged between 18 and 23 years old, with the majority coming from the Desa Les area.
Their first few days focused on getting to know each other and orientation, along with some Learning Values Education (LVE), which will be an important part of the curriculum going forward. For the rest of the week, the students were introduced to several new ideas on how to communicate and interact with their peers, and others.
The curriculum at DLCC Amisewaka takes a holistic approach and has been designed to give students the necessary life skills and training they need for gainful employment. Over the next few weeks, we will gradually be introducing more of the courses, alongside LVE. These will include culinary arts and hospitality services, permaculture sustainable agriculture, and cultural preservation; we will also have English language, social entrepreneurship, and computer competencies.
We were also delighted to be able to invite all the parents to come along halfway through their first week, to hear and see what their children are studying and to help them better understand what the prospects for employment are after they graduate.
Meanwhile, some of our teachers have also been busy doing a two-day government-subsidized Instructor Methodology Competency Training course. This training is part of the requirement for our teachers at Amisewaka – DLCC so they can obtain accreditation in 2023.
It was a hectic but very inspiring week for all of us!