Life skills are behaviours used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal, social and professional affairs. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human life. The subject varies greatly depending on societal norms and community expectations.
There may be no definitive list of life skills but enumerates many "psychosocial and interpersonal skills generally considered important." UNICEF asserts life skills are a synthesis: "many skills are used simultaneously in practice."
For example, decision-making often involves critical thinking (“what are my options?”) and values clarification (“what is important to me?”). Ultimately, the interplay between the skills is what produces powerful behavioural outcomes, especially where this approach is supported by other strategies.
Hence Lifeskills maybe explained as all the non-academic foundational skills human beings learn and use to thrive individually and live optimally in community with others.
Ummeed engages in Enabling, Empowering and Energizing students through group counselling sessions. Counsellors at Ummeed believe that the realm of Psychology is becoming more inclusive. Our foundation in Positive Psychology allows us to reach out to more young people.
Our vision is to enable them to recognize their strengths, and build on the same, so that they may move towards the path of individual growth and lead a meaningful life.
To nurture students by enabling them to recognize their strengths, Ummeed devised an effective lifeskills programme that revolves around 3 R’s — Relationship, Responsibility and Respect. The effective lifeskills programme, also known as Empowering Young Minds.
Although Ummeed’s lifeskills programmes covers mostly middle and senior school students, our major focus is to concentrate on creating awareness on age appropriate issues, and skill building. For this reason we have identified pertinent concerns for various age groups.