Life skills are essentially those abilities that help to promote mental well-being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life. UNICEF and WHO agree that life skills are generally applied in various aspects of life. Such as in the context of health and social events like human relationships, given the desire to do so and given the scope and opportunity to do so.
Life skills are ‘psychosocial’ abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands, challenges, and stress of everyday life. Childhood and adolescence are the developmental periods during which one acquires these skills through various methods and people. As in music, the minor and major keys are very vital; because when you miss out on the minor keys you don’t have a proper music. MyDreamConnect has put together the SHAPE curriculum to empower teen-agers to lead, care & serve using the critical life principles of engaging the Head (Knowing), the Heart (Listening) and the Hands (Taking Action) done through direct teaching, group discussions and activity based coaching to provide them an experience that would strengthen their coping abilities to counter environmental stress while they transit to adulthood.