Life Development

Life Development

The Nesbitt Centre’s Preparation for Life Programme seeks to respond to changing community expectations, and those of our students, to assist them to raise competence and confidence levels.

It has at its core the development of skills and activities to help students live as independently as possible, as well as being able to care and advocate for themselves with the least amount of support.

Each student enjoys a full schedule of training to support his or her Preparation for Life Programme Plan. These plans reflect a close collaboration among students, their family members and TNC staff, and include an individual schedule of training work and leisure opportunity to support students’ desires and interests.

Our program is based on the following:

  • students will have access to a program designed to meet their individual needs
  • it offers an inclusive, outcome orientated, individual needs based program to everyone and prioritises the skills needed for adult life
  • the development of the abilities, talents and interests as well as social and interpersonal skills enabling our students to be participating members of the community and to care and advocate for themselves

The Preparation for Life Hexagon showing outcomes of the program:

With the opening of the new Sai Ying Pun MTR station, our Sai Ying Pun Centre is able to provide extended learning time for students with the program now running from 9am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 3.15pm on Friday. Extra-curricular activities are introduced in the early mornings and late afternoons, whereby students can explore new hobbies and interests such as keep fit, music, art and crafts and the fun of playing board and card games together.

Our five student groups, Maroon 5, Journey, Green Day, ABBA and Avengers continue to grow and learn using the six modules of our program:

TNC students are also engaged in other community activities to enrich their learning experience. These include assisting at the HKPGA competition in Fanling, Sailability Hong Kong’s sailing program, joining locally organized hikes and fun runs, Hong Kong Award for Young People, Hong Kong Games, Art Exhibitions and Projects, Talent Competitions, Musical events at St John’s Cathedral.

07-Oct-2015 / Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre

On 2nd July we were fortunate to visit the Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre in Shek Kip Mei.

07-Oct-2015 / VRC Deepwater Bay Annual Dragon Boat Race

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Six Modules are selected to facilitate growth and development of the skills needed to successfully transition to adult life and for some a more independent life.

Life Skills

increasing self-confidence, promoting independence and independent living. Available to all our students covering a wide range of activities including Home Skills and Community Skills.

Independent Living

skills and activities such as Social Skills and Self Care to assist our students to live as independently as possible in the community and to care for themselves as individuals.

Recreation and Leisure

a wide range of both active and passive interests. Sports and recreational activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, music etc to enhance students’ gross motor skills, social and communicating abilities, as well as improve their overall health and well-being.

Vocational Education

provide the necessary skills to enable students to make realistic choices and develop the skills and behaviours required to deal with the complexities of the world of work.

Structured Workplace Learning

provide workplace opportunities to assist students in making a successful transition from The Nesbitt Centre to open employment.

Planning for the Future

focuses on helping students to achieve their potential and to participate in activities with the least amount of support.