By 2030, India’s population is expected to become the world’s youngest; more than 600 million Indian citizens will be under 25 years of age and more than two thirds of the them will be eligible to work. This means that a growing number of India’s youth need the right educational infrastructure to develop skills and adequate opportunities to get employed or become entrepreneurs.
Simply being smart academically and technically skilled is not enough for the youth to bring social reform and improvement in society. The Youth needs to aware about LIFE SKILLS to cope up with the real-life situations. The Growth and advancement of a country rely on the development and improvement of youthful personalities.
ITEY is project initiated by https://haasfoundations.in/ which focus on empowering youth using LIFE SKILLS . ITEY keeps at centre, the ten core LIFE SKILLS defined by UNESCO,UNICEF, WHO and developed custom modules enriching “core employability skills”, targeting rural college students of INDIA.
For young people, LIFE SKILLS are the abilities that enable them to deal with the challenges of their lives in a manner that is adequate for their age and experience. Central to this life skills framework is the need for young people to demonstrate moral and cognitive maturity by thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for their actions and their social and emotional development; life skills transcend the knowledge and abilities taught by others.
UNICEF defines life skills as “a behavior change or behavior development approach designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge, attitude and skills” and WHO also defines life skills as the “abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”