The paper offers a clarification of the context of life skills and explores the difficulties pertaining attempts to categorize them at a global level. It starts by pointing out some issues at the international level that have contributed to bringing this concept into the limelight. The basic stance of the paper is the contextual relevance of life skills. It is not enough to ask how life skills are defined in general rather it is essential to ask how they exist in diverse life situations and how they affect the empowerment of people.
Download: Understanding life skills (UNESCO 2003 prepared by Singh Madhu)