Skill & Will
Thousands of deprived children are working on Lahore streets and experiencing different forms of abuses in routine. These circumstances are completely indifferent with the environments of schools and formal educational techniques. They have more need for Health Services, Non-Formal Education and Life Skills Based Education and these kids can excel better using these techniques.
Education & Health Development Foundation has decided to launch a project named "Skill & Will" which focuses on Health Services, Life Skills Based Education, Non Formal Education, Vocational Training and Psycho Social Support. All the activities will be conducting through participative approaches which will empower them and make them productive individual.
Life Skills Based Education (LSBE):
WHO defines Life Skills based education as "abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life". They represent the psycho-social skills that determine valued behaviour and include reflective skills like problem-solving & critical thinking, to personal skills like interpersonal skills, and to self-awareness. Practicing life skills leads to qualities such as self-esteem, tolerance and sociability, to action competencies to take action and generate change, and to capabilities to have the freedom to decide who to be and what to do. Life skills based education (LSBE) are thus distinctly different from physical or perceptual motor skills, such as health or practical skills, as well as from livelihood skills, such as money management, crafts and entrepreneurial skills . Livelihood & Health and education however, can be designed to be complementary to LSBE (life skills based education), and vice versa.Expected learning outcomes of Life Skills based education (LSBE) include a combination of values, attitudes, knowledge and skills with a particular emphasis on those skills that related to problem solving & critical thinking, communication and self management and and inter-personal skills.
The aim is to provide out of the school vulnerable children, youth and adults with educational activities that meet their needs and interests. We want to supplment formal schooling of vulnerable children and youth with subjects relative to their protection, well being and psycho-social needs. In Skill & Will project approximately 100 regular and about 1000 street working children through outreach activities will be the beneficiaries of these services.
The sports and recreational activities gives children and youth a critical oppurtunity to play and socialize that aids in their healing process. Competetive games are arranged with peace building in mind to defuse social rivalries among them. Many cultural activities will be organized including art, music and drama. These activities has powerful healing effects on children, youth and adults who have experienced the horror of desplacement. In addition, vital messages related to PEACE, awareness of health issues will be conveyed through this media. More than 100 children (mostly regular) will be benefiters of In-door and out-door sports and recreational activities.
Basic health facilities including Doctor Consultancy, Free Medicine and Referral for Lab Tests. Through the need assessment study about 7000 people including children will be beneficiaries of these services in a year.
100 regular and about 1000 street working children through outreach activities will be the beneficiaries of these services.
Top performing children will be considered for rehabilitation where EAHD Foundation will provide them technical and financial support.
A continues monitoring and evaluation mechanism has been in places for the project through internal and external sources to evaluate the impact and highlighting the loop holes in the project.
Quarterly performance report of project will be submitted to board and will also be made public.