Life Skills Program
Partner coaches across different governorates acquire the necessary skills needed to implement life skills sessions for girls of the project to support the girls in achieving balance in four main areas, necessary for female empowerment and comprehensive character development: physical, behavioral, psychological, and social.
Partner coaches understand the comprehensive concept of overall well-being, balanced life, and a well-balanced individual.
Partner coaches understand the relationship between the way of thinking and behavior.
Partner coaches understand the concept of prevention/preventive measures for avoiding social problems and realize that it is as important as conflict resolution.
Partner coaches learn the LePSA/Learning method and how to apply it (Interaction Learning Method).
Partner coaches realize the difference between the lecturer, the trainer, and the facilitator.
Partner coaches acquire presentation and facilitation skills.
Partner coaches are able to effectively and interactively implement life skills sessions with the girls.
Partner coaches are able to support the girls in achieving balance in four aspects: physical, behavioral, psychological and social.
The girls enhance their life skills, withstand challenges, be active members of the society, contribute to the community wellness, build self-confidence, build resilience, encourage critical thinking, and enhance their independence.
Coaches TOT Training
Coaches received a 4-day TOT training that was divided into a theoretical and practical component in order for the coaches to acquire the necessary principles and skills needed to support female empowerment; and support the girls in rural areas to acquire life skills that help them face difficulties, withstand challenges, be confident, independent and achieve self-actualization.
The most important theoretical principles communicated through the training include principals of comprehensive development as well as the introduction of the participatory learning approach LePSA for implementing the life skills sessions, where LePSA stands for:
Le –learner centered
P – Problem Posing
S - self discovery
A – Action Oriented
Life Skills Sessions
4 life skills topics have been covered with the girls across the 27 partner youth centers:
Dealing with Failure - Time Management - My Rights and Duties - Self-development
The life skills sessions are implemented through participatory activities that provide an opportunity for the girls to reach conclusions on their own and hence enhancing their self-esteem; as well as give them a chance to reflect and discover their strengths and weaknesses and turn them into opportunities for learning and achieving self-development