It is essential that all youth develop a set of core life skills to successfully manage school, work, outside interests and social relationships. From the perspective of brain development, these skills include planning, focus, self-control, awareness, and flexibility. No one is born with these skills, but everyone can learn them through practice.
Supported by UNICEF, British Embassy, British Council, U.S. Embassy, Mercy Corps, CRS, CWS, JRS, Save the Children, FIFA Foundation, F.C. Barcelona Foundation, Liverpool F.C., Portsmouth F.C. PFSA, SCORT, Coca Cola Amatil, Starbucks, Jawa Power & YTL, MaxPower & Navigat Energy, Smart and RYTHM Foundation, ASA Foundation programs educate and empower vulnerable male and female youth on important life skills values in urban and rural areas across South East Asia. Taking into consideration gender equality, diversity and inclusion, the long-term, sustainable projects prepare the youth beneficiaries for the workforce by developing important life skills such as effective communication, leadership, self-awareness, empathy, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, problem solving and interpersonal relationships.
The key objectives of the ASA Foundation Life Skills education development programs are as follows:
- To transmit values associated with education and sports to promote attitude-changes and develop life skills for future workforce development.
- To promote gender equality, including women empowerment.
- To provide an empowering experience for youth.
- To provide spaces for meeting, dialogue and exchange in order to promote cohesion and social inclusion.