WHY LIFE SKILLS ?
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, youth need to handle everything from interactions with others in identifying and processing emotions
WHO REQUIRES LIFE SKILLS ?
Most youth do not think of the need for being aware of ‘SELF’ and most often, youth do not pay attention to understanding our own strengths , weaknesses and the opportunities available . This sometimes results in low self esteem, inability to handle pressures at school, college and in personal lives, eventually ending up in Depression.
If Life Skills are taught from a young age, the effect will be seen when the individual is ready to take decisions related to their choice of career and accordingly the selection of courses, be it professional or otherwise.
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”