Life Skills & Livelihood Training
Life skills encompass a range of self-care activities that span home, school, work and community settings. Possessing these skills enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of their daily lives. Successful programs target children, parents and entire family units.
As much as one-third of the working-age population in developing countries lacks the basic skills required to effectively manage themselves and their households and to generate adequate income. Life skills and livelihood training paves the way to a healthier and safer lifestyle, more effective learning, increased income generation and an improved standard of living.
Through our Pathway life skills programs, we work with those living in extreme situations to provide access to personal and livelihood skills training. Personal life skills training includes nutrition, hygiene, health, marriage, parenting and basic communication. Livelihood skills training includes financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills and basic management skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, and project management. Our programs are rooted in Bible study, discipleship, long-term relationship and community.
More than 80 women and girls have now received extensive training in sewing and entrepreneurship, all while building their self-esteem and confidence.
Women recyclers at the Quito Dump are learning life and craft skills, nutrition and entrepreneurship. Many are now supplementing their families’ incomes.