Empowering Students for Business: Irene Christian College’s Holistic Approach to Education


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Digital Telegraph Correspondent

In a world where traditional academic excellence often takes center stage, Irene Christian College in Marlborough, Harare is breaking new ground by focusing on empowering students with practical life skills that have the potential to transform them into business-minded individuals.

The college’s emphasis on teaching essential skills like cooking and sewing from an early stage is equipping students with the knowledge and confidence to embark on entrepreneurial ventures as soon as they leave high school.

“We aim to equip our students with the necessary life skills to prepare them for long-term success in an ever-changing world,” said Mr Gerald Machiri, the principal of Irene Christian College.

This forward-thinking approach reflects the college’s commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education that extends beyond academic knowledge.

The life skills curriculum includes not only cooking and sewing but also a wide range of essential skills for holistic development, such as time management, resilience, taxation, stress management, digital literacy, pursuing passions, household chores and maintenance, and maintaining personal hygiene.

By integrating these skills into the curriculum, Irene Christian College is preparing its students for the multifaceted challenges they may encounter in their personal and professional lives.

The college’s focus on practical life skills has gained attention, particularly in light of the outstanding achievements of two of its students, Jayden Nyawata and Alicia Thomas, in the prestigious Cambridge International Examinations. Their remarkable performances are a testament to the college’s unwavering commitment to quality education and the broader Zimbabwean education system.

Moreover, Irene Christian College’s new state-of-the-art campus at 14 Adylinn Road in Marlborough, Harare, has set a new standard in the educational landscape.

The development offers secondary school students an extraordinary learning environment with cutting-edge infrastructure, individual labs for each science discipline, and a state-of-the-art sports field.

The college’s unique approach to the IGCSE curriculum, which allows students to commence specialization as early as Form 2, reflects its dedication to providing a comprehensive and forward-thinking education that prepares students for the challenges of the modern world.

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