Life Skills Education and Counseling
Our Life Skills staff empowers students and their parents to better handle life’s challenges. Life Skills offers a comprehensive behavior change approach that develops the character of individuals and communities through education. More than providing information, our Life Skills staff develops critical thinking skills so that individuals can make informed decisions in any situation.
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Our Life Skills staff works with 13-18 year olds in rural primary schools of Busoga. Our Life Skills staff empowers girls and encourages boys toward new values in order to prevent school dropouts, early pregnancy, and early marriage. Our Life Skills staff also educates the adult community members where the schools are located to help reinforce the Life Skills education that the children receive.
The curriculum, which was developed by the Peace Corps, covers five areas: communication skills, decision-making skills, relationship skills, HIV/AIDS awareness, and personal hygiene.