With a motive to augment the hidden talent of students and to introduce them with different Life Skills, on 6th and 7th of Bhadra, 2076, Peace for People organized a Life Skills Development Training program among 35 students of grade 10 studying at Shree Adarsha Secondary School, Thakre-5, Dhading for two long days.
The rapid transformation in technologies of the modern world has a direct impact on growing students and young people, leading them to frustration and stress. When they deal with this speeding world, they find themselves stuck in between academic life, career, family, friends and life as a whole! This, consequently, affects their mental health. Hence, Life Skills are essential for an individual in order to build self-esteem, sociability and tolerance. They help to discover the ability to take action and make a change; and eventually to freedom to decide what to do and who to be.
To tackle obstacles that may arise in different phases of life, a student must be educated in different aspects. Regarding this, the students were given training on proper socialism, sportsmanship, and on-stage presentation skill. Similarly, we used various mediums to uplift their self-esteem, negotiation and empathy skills. Likewise, the training helped the students in improving their critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving capabilities. In a nutshell, we believe that through the training, students were motivated to dream in life and to work hard in order to achieve their dream.
“The most important thing this training has taught me is that I can do anything in my life if I will to do so.”
“I learned that one needs to have strong will and a goal in life. If he/she is motivated to work hard, then no doubt, the success will kiss his/her feet.”
“I really liked this training because I got to know about the importance of Life Skills through this training. The one thing that influenced me in this training is that one should believe in himself first and in others, second.”
“This two-day training has become a fun and knowledgeable experience of my life.”
Hema Thing Tamang