Why is the iALA Gap Year a good idea?
Purpose driven, adventure, Christian values, self-discovery.
iALA (International Academy for Leadership through Adventure) is a purpose driven gapyear. Discover your personal style, talents and your gifts. Adventure is the medium and our Christian values the habitat for self-discovery.
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At iALA we use the medium of adventure to teach students how to learn and develop through their experiences, and thus equip them to start a continuous improvement journey as they encounter different experiences in life. We embrace the fun, challenges and risks associated with adventure to help students acquire valuable life principles and skills. The term we used is: “Adventure Based Learning” (ABL) and our aim is to unlock potential.
We expose students to situations where they can develop the following skills: complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgement and decision making, service orientation, negotiation, cognitive flexibility. In a complex world these skills will give clarity of purpose – the True North of Life.
“Back to the Future”. This oxymoron emphasizes the importance of looking at our experiences to find vision and a value-based code of conduct. This shows us how the medium of ADVENTURE can enhance personal development. Jan Heenop is in this industry since he was 17. Over a period of more than 40 years he has discovered that adventure-based learning is all about discovering potential within the bigger context of a Creator that offer a habitat for self-discovery. For this to happen identity and accountability needs to align.
iALA Educate is a unique South African adventure-based leadership institution enabling and developing Leaders through Adventure.
The iALA Gap year experience creates the environment for leaders in a prescribed social environment, to explore South Africa in expedition style, exposing them to problem-solving opportunities.