GIS – 15 May, 2018: Five hundred and forty beneficiaries will benefit from a training programme under the Life Enhancement Programme for Adults organised by the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF). The main objective is to empower the beneficiaries to act responsibly in their daily lives, inculcate the good disciplines and values, adopt the right aptitude, promote respect and prepare them to meet daily challenges effectively so as to emerge as responsible citizens.
The Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong, made this announcement this morning at the launching of the Life Enhancement Programme for Adults in Port Louis.
Minister Wong pointed out that one of NEF's strategies is to offer training courses to people from different rungs of the social ladder who want to integrate society through Economic Empowerment, thus reflecting the mission of his Ministry. The programme, he underlined, will be carried out across the island to benefit the population at large. It aims at ensuring equitable quality training, promote lifelong learning opportunities to all and provide the beneficiaries with the required tools and skills to be able to integrate the mainstream society.
Moreover, he emphasised that the programme will help in understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each member in the family, contribute to the welfare and well being of family members, and make families become conscious of the importance to educate their children. It will also help families in managing budget in an efficient way, create a deep sense of cooperation of team spirit, being fully aware of the importance of hygiene that may promote good health conditions and be conscious about the dangers of Substance Abuse/ HIV Aids, he added.
Life Enhancement Programme for Adults
The training will be held once a week for a total number of 11 sessions. The Programme will comprise the following modules: Introductory Session on Life Skills Education, Self Esteem-Intra/Interpersonal Skills, Communication within the family unit, Reproductive Health and Contraceptive measures, Communicable and Non Communicable diseases, Roles and Responsibilities of each member of the family, Importance of education and Family Budgeting, Entrepreneurship skills/Preparing for workplace; Citizenship/Community Mobilisation/ and Ensuring good neighbourhood; and Substance Abuse.
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