Why are life skills the need of the hour?

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live – James Truslow Adams

Let’s face it, the world is changing faster than a shape-shifting superhero. The 2020 pandemic turned our lives upside down, shaking up education, jobs, and everything in between. We live in a time of transition, where uncertainty and ambiguity reign supreme. But fear not, because we’re here to equip you with the skills you need to conquer this VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world with confidence, resilience, and collaboration! 

Here come life skills: your secret weapon to navigate through life! Imagine having the power to make informed decisions, manage your emotions like a Jedi master, and communicate and collaborate like the Avengers. That’s exactly what life skills can do for you!

What are life skills?

From critical thinking and problem-solving to self-awareness and effective communication, life skills are the keys to reaching your goals. 

The need of the hour is to help children “How to think rather than what to think”. One of the keys to success will be the ability to learn, unlearn and relearn. 

Life skills are crucial for children to wade through the choppy waters of day-to-day challenges and transition into adulthood with informed mindful choices. 

At DotX, we understand that there is a gap between what is taught to our children and what they need to learn. This is how we dreamed DotX into existence! Our courses focus on three major components: 

Love for Self: Focuses on self-awareness and self-management by identifying the locus of control and equipping oneself to manage one’s time, emotions, health, and mental well-being.

Love for Learning: Focuses on developing a growth mindset and building critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Beyond Self: Equips the learner with essential 21st-century life skills like communication, teamwork, and active citizenship by developing an entrepreneurial mindset, connecting with communities, and helping identify problems they like to solve.

How do life skills help?

Life skills training helps children become aware of what they are going through and become more cognizant of their environment and their needs. This will equip them with tools to maneuver through some of the challenges and help them recognize when they need help to reach out. This has also been shown to reduce incidences of bullying and violence.

Evidence indicates that life skills are teachable! 

It’s not just about today; it’s about the impact that life skills have on your future. Studies have shown that teaching life skills not only boosts academic performance and employability but also has long-lasting effects on personal empowerment, health, and active citizenship. By embracing life skills, you become the architect of your destiny, equipped with the creativity, analytical thinking, and people skills that set you apart as a happy and successful individual.

Think about a life skill you wish you had learned earlier. Now imagine having that skill right now, propelling you toward success and happiness. That’s the power of life skills! So, let’s embark on this extraordinary journey together and unleash the superstar within you. Remember, you’re not just preparing for a future job; you’re preparing for a future filled with infinite possibilities. With life skills as your trusty sidekick, there’s nothing you can’t achieve!

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