2019 has provided Children in the Wilderness (CITW) with another opportunity to welcome attachment students to the Wilderness family for a year. Four university students have just joined our Victoria Falls office where they will be getting involved in all that we do relating to CITW and Community and Culture. As part of tertiary study in Zimbabwe, the third year is spent on attachment with a company or organisation so that students can learn about and be exposed to the world outside of their learning institution, gaining work experience in their field of study.
The four students we have this year come from a range of backgrounds: one is studying HR, one is studying finance, and two are completing development studies degrees. During the course of this year, these girls will be following a well-structured programme promoting good work ethics and experiencing a variety of fields in order to expose them to, and build skills in, a range of areas. This is valuable as interdisciplinary knowledge and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines is crucial to achieving goals and succeeding in an office environment.
The work that the students will be exposed to this year will give them much experience of the real world of work, as well as building knowledge and skills that will help them in their future careers. This includes how to be a good employee, so that they can work to become valuable assets to their future employers.
We are looking forward to a productive, fun-filled year!