Learning skills for life

The Gateway International School, Son-epat, India had organised a life skill training for physical and mental affluence of adolescents on August 27 and 28. DAV from Nepal and 18 schools from different parts of India attended the workshop.

Ten of us escorted by three teachers left early in the morning of August 23 to attend the workshop. After exploring many famous places of Delhi on August 25 and 26, we reached the designated place early the next morning.

According to WHO, “Life skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.”

These life skills help us to live a better quality life by dealing with all kinds of emotions and stress during the period of adolescence. Among the many types of life skills, the important ones are as follows —

•Coping with emotions

•Coping with stress


•Problem solving


•Decision making

•Effective communication

•Creative thinking

•Interpersonal relationship skills

•Critical thinking


Thus, life skills basically was an informative and educational training which not only had lectures but also centred around the creativity of students by making them organise skits related to situation analysis and presentations within a short period of time.

In order to make our friends familiar with all these issues, we are planning to open a club in our school itself so that they can cope with all sorts of problems. Thus, this initiative taken by the CBSE Board should in fact be followed by all of us for our own benefit.

— Binisha Nepal, Class IX, DAVSKVB