Jamshedpur, July 19: An Awareness Programme on Lions Quest: Skills for Adolescence for Parents and children of Class VI and above was held at St. Mary’s English High School on Friday.
Internationally approved and scientifically designed Skills for Adolescence programme which is currently going on in 83 countries of the world has the recommendation of UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO as a part of the school curriculum to impart Values to the students.
In Jamshedpur many high schools have already implemented this programme since 2005 and since last year DAV Group of Schools and few others have also adopted this programme in Ranchi. Lions Quest Programme over the years has achieved several milestones and is able to stand over its commitment of developing life skills, academic achievements, character education, service learning and drug prevention amongst the adolescents.
Vinita Shah, Region Chairperson of Region I took the lead and coordinated the Awareness Programme which was conducted by Madhav Lakhotia, District Chairperson, Lions Quest.
Explaining today’s critical scenario, Lakhotia said that young child is tempted towards various negativity and family becoming nuclear the child is getting lost in the wilderness and gets carried away by friends.
At this volatile age they undergo rapid physical, emotional and social changes and at the same time they have to navigate a complex society undergoing its own dramatic shifts in social norms and structure.
Kanchan Singh, District Governor elaborated the various lions programme related to youth development while Rajnish Kumar, First Vice District Governor explained the development of the programmes over the years and shared some success stories.
Prakash Singh, Cabinet Secretary, Seema Bajpai, Ajay Pandey, President, Stota Dasgupta, Aarti Pandey of Lions Club of Jamshedpur who hosted this programme were also present.
Fr Vincent David, Principal, Vice Principal and teachers of St. Mary’s extended support.