I was blessed to be able to travel to South Africa to become accredited to facilitate a program called Work 4 A Living. This program empowers and equips unemployed youth with the skills necessary to find and keep a job. This program addresses things such as the poverty mindset (I am poor, I will always be poor and nothing is going to change), entitlement (I’m owed something and someone needs to fix my problems), dependency, lack of excellence, lack of moral values, and lack of self-governance.
This program teaches the job seeker how to be efficient, effective and professional. It teaches about respect, effective communication, time management, understanding the employer’s perspective, values and business ethics, and taking ownership of their work and career.
However, the most important aspect of this program is that biblical principles are taught along the way. The Word challenges their previous way of thinking. We watched a group of 11 students go through this program and saw students that were hard, cynical, and frustrated with no hope become completely transformed on the last day! It was amazing to see 10 out of 11 became new believers through this program and I had the honor of baptizing three of them!
This program is amazing and I’m so excited to bring it to Jinja!