‘It’s Not A Big Thing in Life’ enters the education curriculum

Life Orientation is a compulsory school subject in South Africa.

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I am very proud that The Western Cape Education Department has made my book part of the curriculum and distributed it to the 6,000 Life Orientation teachers. The Department, which falls under the Government of the Western Cape, is responsible for primary and secondary education throughout the Western Cape province of South Africa.

They have developed exercises around the various concepts in the book so that it becomes a living and practical subject rather than an academic one.

“As a parent raising girls in an ever-evolving global society, reading Arnie Witkin’s book ‘It’s Not A Big Thing In Life’ has been a genuine blessing. The book’s positive impact is palpable and deeply resonates with my own parenting journey.

As I strive to guide my daughters through life’s myriad challenges and triumphs, this common-sense guide has become an invaluable companion. It’s a testament to the enduring nature of our shared human experiences, offering profound insights that transcend cultural boundaries. ‘It’s Not A Big Thing in Life’ has, without a doubt, become an indispensable resource in my parenting toolkit, providing thoughtful reflections and optimistic guidance.”

PORTIA SMIT – Mother of three gorgeous daughters
Deputy Chief Education Specialist – Languages, Western Cape Education Department

It’s a big thing to me to be able to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Thank you so much Portia for your generosity of spirit.