Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”.
As an effective medium to cope with the fast-paced world of today, effective Life-skills Workshops and Life-Skills Developmental Programs like Stress and Time Management, Organisational Skills, Administrative Efficiency and Personal Management are in high demand world-wide.
Life skills are notably different from physical or motor skills like practical or health skills, livelihood skills, money management and entrepreneurial skills. These category of skills however, are proved to be complementary to each other.
Life-skills include psycho-social skills that produce valued behaviour. These include reflective skills like problem-solving and critical thinking, personal skills such as identifying with oneself and increasing self-awareness to interpersonal skills (dialogue and communication, team building, working effectively in groups).
The ability to apply life skills is show-cased in individual qualities of a high self-esteem, positive sociability and tolerance in society. These innate and/or developed skills are essential in order for one to become competent in building and managing ‘Change’ (Developmental, Transitional, Transformational). Individuals who have well furnished life-skills have been observed to have exercised their will in active and critical decision making in a recommendable manner.
ZOE offers a variety of courses centred upon enhancing life-skills in individuals belonging to different organisations, regions and societies. ZOE’s objective of rendering training programs that facilitate Community Capacity Building and Life-skills is aligned with the long-term vision of Community Enhancement that ZOE upholds.
ZOE and its partners across Africa, Asia and U.A.E. offer all training courses recommended by WHO including – Decision making, Problem solving, Creative thinking, Lateral thinking, Critical thinking/Perspicacity, Effective communication, Interpersonal relationships, Self awareness/Mindfulness and Assertiveness.