Life Skills Curriculum for Orphans

 
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The Life Skills Curriculum was designed as a course for future orphanage graduates. Its purpose is to supply the youth with knowledge, tools and skills needed for their independent living and successful integration into society. Originally it was created to be taught on the orphanage grounds but can be adapted for other facilities and conditions. 

Curriculum description
The curriculum consists of 10 modules. Each of the modules has 4 to 7 lessons totaling up to 48 lessons each 90 minutes long. Both Teacher’s and Student’s Manuals have been  developed.

The module topics include:

  • Identity (who am I and how can I develop each part of my personality)
  • Social Skills (how to relate to others, manage conflicts and use good manners)
  • Health and Hygiene (nutrition, hygiene, bad habits, first aid)
  • Love and Sex (respect in friendship and girls/boys relationships, the purpose of sexual relationships and their possible consequences)
  • Gift of Marriage (things to consider before you agree to get married, way to express love and deal with disagreements in marriage)
  • Raising Children (how to create a family, be a positive parent and know child’s needs, teratogens)
  • Homemaking (food shopping and cooking, taking care of your home and clothing, hospitality)
  • Time and Money Management (what life costs and how to budget; how to manage time)
  • Job Skills (profession orientation, how to find and keep a job, people trafficking risk)
  • Legal Rights (human rights, orphan’s rights, law and the consequences of its breaking)
  • Even though the program teaches children practical skills, its teaching is based on Christian worldview and values.

The program is distributed at Mission Emmanuel's Life Skills Trainings. The training has a purpose to help the future teachers to understand the main teaching principles of the Curriculum and to equip them for more effective work with the Curriculum’s target group.

For more information about this curriculum, please contact Mission Emmanuel.

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