A one year programmes offered by CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

in collaboration with Enfold Proactive Trust

Programme Description

Diploma in Life Skills for Leadership and Community Development and Post Graduate Diploma in Life Skills for Leadership and Community Developmentprogrammes aims to impart Life Skills education through a combination of theoretical inputs and practical application in community based interactions. The programmes are being offered to all individuals in the community who may be interested in learning life skills for both personal and professional use.


Programme objectives
•    To impart greater degree of skill in Self-Management and Appraisal to maintain personal health and wellness.
•    To understand the importance of communication and building relationships
•    To understand and utilize the skill set of group members to accomplish group goals.
•    To diagnose problems, generate, and choose between multiple solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
•    To learn about policy making and community engagement


Learning Outcome: On successful completion of the programme requirements, the participants would have imbibed the skills as well as the core competencies required to utilize these skills in their lives for self-development as well as progress of the community they choose to work in.


Job Opportunities through the programmes
•    NGOs, Private and Government sector for community development
•    Initiate one’s own organization to work in the area of self-development and community development


Important Dates: Admissions open for 2018 Classes starts: In July 2018
Time: 4:15 to 6 pm Monday.Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday – 15 weeks in each semester


Holidays: As per CHRIST (Deemed to be University) academic calendar.


Venue: CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Main Campus

Programme Coordinator: DrSheejaKaralam, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Email: sheeja.karalam@christuniversity.in; Tel.No: +080 40129652


Faculty:Resource Persons from Enfold Proactive Trust including Dr S Saksena&Dr ShaibyaSaldanha, both are Gynecologists, Co-authors ,On Track Workbooks on Life Skills and Safety for school students. External resource personsare from counselling centres, Human development experts, educationists, community leaders, policy makers, lawyers dealing with sexual abuse, Doctors, Life Skills trainers, Theatre of the oppressed practitioners


About Enfold Proactive trust
Enfold Proactive Health Trust is a registered trust in Bengaluru, started in 2002. Its Vision isto ensure healthy, safe and self-expressed children living a life with dignity and supported by empowered adults. Enfold’s mission is to inspire social transformation by empowering children and adults to make informed choices through value-based education in life skills, sexuality and personal safety. To date Enfold has reached a large number children, adolescents (class I-XII), teachers, parents, police personnel, Doctors and social workers in over 20 cities and towns in India. Enfold is currently working with the Government of Karnataka and UNICEF to set up Collaborative Child Response Units in hospitals to cater to the needs of children who have suffered sexual abuse.


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