July 23, 2016
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need regular doses of life skills dealing with mannerism and habits. As is the saying, as you sow so you reap. If values in children through life skills are imparted well in time, the results are bountiful. World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1993 defined life skills as, "the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with demands and challenges of everyday life.
UNICEF defines life skills as, "a behaviour change or behaviour development approach designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge, attitude and skills. “Therefore, life skills are a large group of psycho-social and interpersonal skills, which can help people, to make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self management skills that may help an individual to lead a healthy and productive life.
In the same row, Manthan SVK organized a Life Skill Workshop on adaptive mannerism and virtuous habits on 30th June, 2016 at Dwarka center wherein 45 students were addressed by Sadhvi Aneesha Bharti . The workshop helped the students analyze options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom, develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others.