Life skills are behaviours used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal, social and professional affairs. There may be no definitive list of life skills but enumerates many psychosocial and interpersonal skills generally considered important. Life skills may be explained as all the non-academic foundational skills human beings learn and use to thrive individually and live optimally in community with others.
Ummeed counsellors work with schools and colleges across the country to develop these skills as these are required to help the students to build the coping methods, to overcome major hurdles, as well as to effectively manage their day to day living. Life skills session by UMMEED in the last 10 years are varied, ranging from health and hygiene at onset of puberty, to responsibility training, coping with bullying to handling a failure, study skills as reading and memory to building attention and positive attitude as winning traits.
In 2019 we reached out to following educational institutions with canopy of life skills.
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.