Voices from the Ground
The ‘Voices from the Ground’ (Voices) initiative from the Life Skills Collaborative was designed to explore what young people and those closest to them- parents and teachers- think about these skills and their importance. In Year 1, Voices surveyed adolescents, youth, parents and teachers to answer the following questions:
1) How do adolescents, youth, parents and teachers across various institutions understand and describe life skills?
2) What skills do adolescents, youth, parents and teachers across various institutions consider important to succeed in life?
This exercise explored respondents’ familiarity with a subset of 35 life skills drawn from the LSC’s Life Skills Glossary that comprises a set of fifty-one comprehensively defined skills developed for the Indian context and to help provide a common vocabulary for the life skills ecosystem. The Voices Year 1
exercise was a phone-based survey implemented with a convenience sample of more than 25,000 young people aged 11-22, parents, and teachers in schools as well as industrial and vocational training institutes.