What Is Holistic Support?

Just Grace’s Youth Development Programme is designed to support learners holistically over a 4 year period. Take a look at the typical journey of one of our learners:

Take a look at the typical journey of one of our learners:

Holistic Support

Nov 11


Yolanda receives a good luck pack from the Just Grace team before her final exams. Her heart feels relaxed knowing that there are people who believe in and care for her.
Sep 3

Matric dance

Yolanda is really worried about her matric dance. She has heard so much about it but has nothing to wear and her mom definitely cannot afford to buy her anything. She hears about Girls with Grace, Just Grace’s initiative aimed at girls and is overwhelmed with joy when she learns…
Sep 1


Yolanda completes her annual personal development plan for submission to Just Grace. Normally she just focuses on academic goals, however this time her mentor encourages her to think about her personal and moral goals. Yolanda resolves to help her single mom out at the house more.
Apr 1

Open day

Yolanda visits the UWC open day and has an opportunity to chat to some of the top nursing lecturers in the country.
Mar 11

Not herself

Yolanda’s tutors notice that she is not quite herself. They make an appointment with the social worker and Yolanda opens up about the financial strain that is placed on her mother who is a domestic worker. She is worried that she may need to drop out of school and start…
Jan 9

University nerves

Yolanda is nervous about getting into university. However, she attends a post school preparation workshop which details the year ahead and the processes related to university applications.
Oct 15

Job shadowing

Yolanda does job shadowing at TygerBurg Hospital where she sees what a difference she can make in people’s lives if she becomes a nurse. She resolves to push hard for the last stretch at school and work hard.
Jul 13

Aptitude tests

Yolanda does an online aptitude test and then has one-on-one meeting with a mentor. She realises that she needs to improve her marks in at least two subjects to get the points she needs to study nursing at UWC.
May 21

Academic support

The Just Grace academic support sessions provide Yolanda with the perfect place to work hard and revise all of the work that she covered in class. Occasionally she gets stuck and asks a tutor to explain a concept to her.
Mar 11

Good friends

Yolanda has really made some amazing friends along the way. Normally she would have considered learners from other schools to be rivals and gangsters. Now she realises that it is possible to have friends from any of the schools in Langa.

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