• Skills for Life Programme

    Enhancing confidence, resilience, and agency among young people

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    YouthInvest considers life skills to be foundational and essential for young people in understanding, negotiating, and mediating everyday challenges and risks, and preparing them for adulthood as responsible, resilient, emotionally and socially adept productive citizens.


    We currently work in more than 90 secondary and senior secondary schools in West Bengal and Kolkata and more than 500 villages reaching out to 100,000 plus adolescents and youths through our life skills development prgramme.

  • Our approach

    • YouthInvest Foundation’s life skills programme focuses on equipping adolescents and youths with accurate, age-appropriate and culturally relevant information and skills that will help them to navigate day-to-day challenges and prepare for adult life.
    • We focus on building leadership, communication, decision-making and advocacy skills amongst vulnerable young people so that they can access development schemes and services.
    • We use a customisable curriculum that can be implemented either as a year-long programme or through periodic workshops/ boot camps, in school, college or community settings.


    • Understanding self
    • Growing up and pubertal changes
    • Critical awareness on gender and rights
    • Nutrition and healthy lifestyle
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Psychosocial and emotional health
    • Personal safety and prevention of abuse
    • Communication and decision-making skills
    • Resilience
    • IT and financial literacy skills
    • Goal setting
    • Young people as advocates and change agents


    • Youth leadership training using partcipatory methodology
    • Activities and role-play
    • Simulation
    • Audio-video-based interactive sessions
    • Comic book-based activities and interactive session
    • Creative and performance-based activities such as theatre, music
    • Service learning projects by youths
    • Community and school-based advocacy events led by adoelscents and youths
    • Mobile app and digital resource Swasthya Poshan Alaap for Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health