Nehru Yuva Kendra, Campbell Bay organizes Life Skills Education Camps

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Campbell Bay, Feb 06: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Campbell Bay organized Life Skills Education Camps with 40 adolescents of age group from 15-18 years at GSSS School Hall, Campbell Bay from 30th Jan. 2018 to 5th of Feb. 2018. The aim of Adolescent Life Skill Training is to Provide opportunities for the reinforcement of existing positive behavior and strengthening of life skills that enable young people to protect them from and to cope with risky situations they encounter in their lives. The camp all the selection was made after a medical verification also. In the inaugural function Mrs Lata Singh, Principal Govt. Senior Secondary school, Campbell Bay was the Chief Guest and she spoke about the value of life skill for youth and how it will be help to achieve their goal in their life. On the occasion Mr Ram Kumar Sahi, PGT, Dr. Lalitha Rao, PGT and Mrs Premjeet Kaur PET also spoke and present to grace the occasion. During the 7 days long programme various topic was covered to develop competence in Sexual and Reproductive Health, at the individual and community level, particularly among hard-to- reach youth and their social networks. Youth were inculcated essential life skills to develop healthy attitudes and responsible behavior towards Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health including HIV/AIDS and substance abuse and Social issues in out of school adolescents. Identifying harmful aspects of traditional gender roles on violence, domination, discrimination. Youth also trained with effective ways for working towards gender equity in relationships. Brain storming also held on life skills, such as assertiveness, and communications and negotiation skills on sexual and reproductive health issues between parents and children, teachers and students. Trained on decision-making skills, which include moral and situational analysis skills and young adults’ ability to exercise leadership in programs for their benefit, specifically learning to assess problems, design responses, organize and manage programs, and evaluate them. An education excursion was also organized on 4th Feb. 2018 to visit turtle nesting point, and 35 km where a swatchta abhiyan was also conducted with the youth on the occasion. The officials of forest department were also present to share valuable information to all youths.

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