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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Girl students to be trained in life skills, Under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan scheme

The Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) under the Department of Elementary Education and Literacy plans to impart training in `life skills' to girl students at a cost of Rs. 3 lakh during the current financial year.

Under the project, girls studying Standard VIII at various schools will be trained in life skills through 26 residential camps to be conducted at 13 blocks in the district, as part of a capacity-building exercise.

In all, we plan to train 1,206 girls (92 children from each block) to help them develop their personality and positive thinking, which will result in the girls overcoming gender disparities and become matured persons, according to S.G. Kumaradoss, Assistant District Program Coordinator of SSA.

The trainees would be given necessary aids such as track suits/dresses and handbook on life skill development, which deals with time management and stress management techniques.

The girls would be taught to cope with depression, loneliness, shyness, fear, and criticisms from peers and adults, by teachers (woman), who have been trained by SSA-deployed `key resource persons.'

The students would be given tips on self-actualisation, self-acceptance, self-esteem and self-understanding, besides inputs on personality development.

Mr. Kumaradoss said the entire training will be in two modules spanning three days each, with the first leg to commence on October 4. The final leg is slated for October 11.

Source: The Hindu

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