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The urgency

18%

Of people who have experienced abuse are likely to have serious mental health challenges, primary among them being psychosis

53%

Is the dropout rate between Grade I to Grade X. In other words, literacy doesn’t always translate into being world-ready

50%

Of employers in India say that skills shortage is a leading reason for entry level vacancies

20%

Of India’s population is adolescent. About 243 million youth will be actively looking for a job in a scarce employment market

The Solution

What are life skills

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

In particular, life skills are a group of psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner.

Dream a Dream works with young people from vulnerable backgrounds, who experience extreme adversity in their daily lives. Adversity affects their ability to engage with the world, make healthy life choices and be successful. Life skills then becomes a critical ingredient in their repertory to help navigate challenges and flourish.

Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2016 - A Call to invest in Life Skills TO PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2016 - A Call to invest in Life Skills TO PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The National Policy on Education was formulated in 1986 and modified in 1992. It has been the guiding document for over three decades in shaping the education sec...

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Legislative Brief: Juvenile Justice Act 2015

Legislative Brief: Juvenile Justice Act 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 (referred to as JJ Act 2015 or The Act in this brief) addresses children in conflict with law and ...

17-06-16
Policy Brief- National Curriculum Framework and Life Skills

Policy Brief- National Curriculum Framework and Life Skills

The policy brief on National Curriculum Framework 2005 and Life Skills examines how the framework supports building life skills in children. The latter part of th...

17-06-16
Social Innovation Mapping

Social Innovation Mapping

Social Innovation Mapping: Entrepreneurial Patterns for the Future of Learning

25-02-16