A significant facet of education is preparing young people for everyday challenges. Thus, helping them develop life skills is just as important as adding to their literacy and numeracy knowledge. Life skills are the essential behaviours young people need to adapt and deal effectively with what goes on around them on a daily basis. At work or at leisure, these skills are essential in helping them manage the expectations, changes and pressures they will face at different stages of life.
Life skills include the ability to interact comfortably with a diverse group of strangers, communicate with people of different ages, and be proficient in social and digital etiquette. From a life management standpoint, it involves being able to set, plan and achieve goals, act responsibly, meet deadlines, and organise and manage workloads effectively.