YouthLIFE – School Based Digital Life Skills Programs
Centre for Catalyzing Changes’ YouthLIFE (Life Skills, Information and New Technologies, and Education) program is based on the understanding that young people have right to make choices to determine their future, including choices around Reproductive Health (RH) and that adolescents can develop the ability & efficacy to make healthy choices around SRH. YouthLIFE aims to improve adolescent’s knowledge and decision making around critical life choices that advance their reproductive health and rights via education, information sharing, and new technologies.
YouthLIFE, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, incorporates classroom & computer learning, and reaching youth through technologies with updated education and digital methodologies. It incorporates communication and information sharing that youth use to advance SRH. YouthLIFE combines Centre for Catalyzing Changes’ Life Skills and Reproductive Health curriculum, with peer discussions and sharing of information through use of new technology platforms. The program enhances adolescent girls’ and boys’ knowledge and guide informed decisions around their Reproductive Health to promote more effective learning, retention and ability to make healthy behavior choices. The digital curriculum is designed for young boys and girls studying in classes 6, 7 and 8 (aged 10-14 years). This self -learning program involves innovative and new ways of learning through edutainment and simulation games and exercises.
This project is implemented in selected schools in Delhi and Jharkhand through smart classes, portions of academic curricular are taught in a digital mode, through various visuals and animations. The program reaches out to over 30,000 in-school adolescent Delhi and Jharkhand.