HLFPPT is implementing Life Skills Education Programme for various target groups including Peer Educators of Red Ribbon Clubs and Students attending Higher Secondary classes in Model Residential Schools under the Scheduled Caste Development Department, Government of Kerala and those in the Higher Secondary schools in the villages adopted by HLL Lifecare Ltd. It focuses on imparting skills integral for life such as communication, decision-making, thinking, managing emotions, assertiveness, self-esteem building, and relationship skills. This addresses the overall development of the individual so that a person will have the skills to make use of all types of information, whether it is related to communication, decision making situations, reproductive health and career development.
These issues call for a pressing need to focus on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) as a major health component. HLFPPT strongly believes that in order to protect the youth from risky behaviour, it is integral to empower them with life skills that shall help them in making informed decisions throughout life and thus, it places focus on building life skills among adolescents.
Working under the guidelines laid by UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO, HLFPPT is focussed on imparting four basic skills: Reflective Skills, Social Skills, Communication Skills and Livelihood Skills. These categories broadly cover the Core Life Skill Strategies and Techniques, including problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, decision-making, creative thinking, interpersonal relationships, self-awareness building, empathy, and coping with stress and emotions.
Interactive training methods like role-plays, games, puzzles, group discussions and a variety of other innovative teaching techniques along with interaction with experts from diverse fields, guided exposure visits and joint assignments at field level are the methods being used for the programme.