Lack of contextualized life skills for India impedes large scale adoption by funders & governments. The absence of collaborative effort has resulted in a dearth of holistic solutions & fractured vocabulary. No clear measure of effectiveness of initiatives results in lack of India-specific evidence of impact. LSC is driving collaborative action for a life skills-focused learning ecosystem in India.
LSC has 18 organisations & 4 state governments driving collaborative action on life skills in India, focused on 3 key solutions -
1) A Glossary to standardise the vocabulary of life skills. It is available in 4 languages, and has definitions and skills in action for 52 skills. The Glossary has been downloaded 750+ times and is being widely used.
2) 4 scientific & contextual assessment tools developed as public goods for 3 stakeholders - to measure social & emotional well-being and future readiness in adolescents, teachers' ability to transact life skills & the system readiness to implement a life skills program. These tools are helping gather scientific evidence on life skills across 4 states in India.
3) LSC brought 60+ organisations on an LSNet forum that meets quarterly and had over 500 individuals join across 7 sessions held so far. Data from over 60k+ young people, parents & teachers has also been captured across 14 states on their perceptions and understanding of life skills.
LSC Glossary is available in 4 languages, has been downloaded 750+ times and has more than 31k+ views. It is being used by organisations which have a global impact. The Glossary will be translated into new Indian languages to make it more contextual. The LSC assessment tools are validated in 4 states with 40,000 adolescents, 1000 teachers and 100 government officials have been administered to 160K+ adolescents & 2000 teachers between Jan-Mar 2023. Data from 60k+ young people & parents are currently being collected from across 14 states in India and non-LSC member organisations have also joined this initiative. In the coming years, LSC will create public goods to help take the conversations on life skills to the community.
LSC has made its tools available as public goods. The assessment tools & Glossary are accessible from the website.
The assessment tools can be requested from - https://lifeskillscollaborative.in/assessments-tools/.
The LSC Glossary is available at - https://lifeskillscollaborative.in/glossary/
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