SkillShare Academy, a vocational training institute established by N Jamir in collaboration with Note Grid School of Music and Media Studio at the latter’s premises in Duncan Basti, Dimapur was officially launched on March 15.
The academy focuses at providing a set of systematic activity based and learner centred programme dedicated guiding to empower students to reach their full capacity and provide life-long skills allowing them to create careers of their choice.
In a chat with Nagaland Post, the founder of the institute N Jamir said, the academy aimed at helping people rediscover themselves, develop a vision in their life and live a more purposeful life centred on possibilities and optimism and not be suppressed by their failures.
She opined that the present education system needed ramifications and remodelling which would enable a student embrace life in a more positive manner and not be burdened by the fact that they have to study in order to pass.
Relating of how the need for a more intensive and systematic approach in regard to imparting Life Skills dawned on her, Jamir said she felt the burden to start the academy after years of imparting education to the dropouts with severe levels of low self-esteem.
She went on to say that even educated unemployed youths go through a great deal of trouble getting themselves employed after graduation or acquiring masters degree etc. largely due to lack of the life skills that were required.
She added that the sole purpose of Life Skills was to equip a pupil with a set of basic skills acquired through learning or direct life experience that enable individuals and groups to effectively handle issues and problems commonly encountered in daily life.
An accomplished writer herself, Jamir said she had seen the miraculous changes brought about in a person life after they acquire Life Skills.
Important topics covered under Life Skills included Identity, Self-Worth, Creativity, Communication Skills, Personal and Social Responsibility etc.
Jamir also said the need for Life Skills was now greater than ever and that people were realising the importance of the role it plays on every individual’s personal, social and psychological life.
Answering to a query on the importance of the life skill based education, Jamir said, it helps people to make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self-management skills that may help an individual to lead a healthy and productive life.
Note Grid School of Music and Media Studio administrator Alem Longkumer said they had collaborated with SkillShare Academy taking into consideration the importance of the subject and the role it can play in determining a more productive society.
She added that the subject Life Skills was so vast that it would greatly help the pupils to contribute positively towards the society.
Alem informed that classes had begun and that admission was open to anyone interested to groom themselves.
For further information, one can personally visit Note grid School of Music and Media Studio, 488, Duncan, Dimapur (Near SBI, Rangapahar branch) or call 9862-88-2228, 7005-11-4104 or email to [email protected]
(Aneila Seyie Keretsü)