7 things to tell young people

As those of you following our work over at Children for Health will know - I love lists and especially lists that are collections of things that are really important. Yesterday at the Street Child World Cup Summit in Cambridge, Neil Prem, an inspiring speaker, introduced the session on Social Enterprise and Leadership with a list of 7 things to tell young people and here they are! You are not a … [Read more...]

Lifeskills, Children for Health and Pinterest boards

Those of you who follow our work at Life skills Handbooks may also be interest in the growing project that is our sister site  Children for Health. Do go over and take a look. One of the most inspiring things has been collecting the amazing images and videos for our Pinterest boards and finding out how resourceful and competent children are the world over. Lets recognise, praise and … [Read more...]

Being Able To See More Beautifuler Things (….not a typo)

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Guest Post: Global Campaign for Education: send my friend to school campaign

Thanks to Karen Garvin for this guest post....The campaign she writes about is about inspiring young people everywhere to care about and speak out about getting every child access to schooling. Reading that there are 67 million children without access to education stopped me in my tracks today. Statistics rarely move me but this one did.... If you are able to involve the youngsters you … [Read more...]

The Most Important Life Skill: To Be Able To Say ‘I Can’

Inspiring video to start 2012. I'm excited about the year and hope you are too. Let me know what you are up to and if you would like any support with your work. Take a look at our sister blog www.clarehanbury.com. There are some great articles going up on this blog over this month. … [Read more...]

Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills 13/15: WRITE UP THE RESULTS OF YOUR EVALUATION

For those of you conducting life skills activities or life skills training with young people or adult facilitators. Here is number 13 of 15 weekly posts on Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills. Each of them are extracted from the Toolkit I developed for the Jacobs Foundation with the help of many of their field partners and which you can download for FREE by clicking here. Please find the … [Read more...]

Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills 10/15: TRAINING

For those of you conducting life skills activities or life skills training with young people or adult facilitators, Here is number 10 of 15 weekly posts on Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills. Each of them are extracted from the Toolkit I developed for the Jacobs Foundation with the help of many of their field partners and which you can download for FREE by clicking here. Please find the … [Read more...]

Teaching Lifeskills at the Barefoot College

I have just published this video on my sister site www.clarehanbury.com and I thought that those in this lifeskills community would enjoy it too. The speaker talks about teaching children at THEIR convenience and about the subjects and skills they need to learn. Its an amazing video. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me! … [Read more...]

Which Skills are Life Skills?

What are Life Skills? Here is a list that can be found on the UNICEF website There are three ctaegories of Life Skills: Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Decision-Making and Critical Thinking Skills; and Coping and Self-Management Skills 1. Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Interpersonal communication skills    •    Verbal/Nonverbal … [Read more...]

Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills

There have been A LOT of people signing up to this blog in recent weeks which is GREAT news and I hope that I will be able to nourish your work to promote  life skills while also learning from you. Thank you to those of you who have contacted me and my special thoughts are with our colleagues in Syria. Because of all these new subscribers, I wanted to repost the news I sent in March on the … [Read more...]