As recently children of LRP 43 faced devastating flood and it is said that children are the most vulnerable part of the society not only during disaster, but also every aspect of their lives if they are not nurtured and not get suitable environment to grow up. They often need support from adults for their safety security & taking decisions. Keeping them away from basic realities of life can bring negative impacts on both of them as well as in the society. However, if they are given skills to assess situations, deal with stress and frustration, they can think rationally while taking any decisions that helps them to flourish in their own lives. Considering these facts, ActionAid Bangladesh organized ‘Life Skill Based Education (LSBE)’, a three daylong training at LRP 43 with the objectives to help children by providing practical, cognitive, emotional, social, and self-management skills for life, to be exposed with the methodology of the Skills for Life course and to learn about the Skills for Life Toolkit.
Total 30 participants including the members of Child forum, CJG (Community Journalist Group), LRP staffs and field facilitators of LRP 43 attended the 3-day-long training. The participating 30 members will train up all their forum members and children in their communities on LSBE (Life skill-based education) to make them efficient in taking decisions more rationally rather than emotionally under adverse situations, to increase confidence level & interpersonal skills and to think critically in solving problems.
One of the participants, Alamin (16-year-old) said, “I never participated in such training before. So, it was new experience to me. We, especially the children usually take decisions emotionally. So, sometimes we take wrong decisions. Along with that, often we get into fights with each other. We don’t think about the consequences. We have come to know how we can communicate properly, can settle disagreement etc. We did group discussions, group works in the training, that helped ud to understand everything easily. We also had lot of fun games. I believe this training will help us to change our thoughts & actions. Thanks to ActionAid Bangladesh for arranging such training for us.”