The Life Training Program is oriented towards organizations that work with youth who need to develop their knowledge, habits, and expectations for their own lives in the process of transition. The program helps the organizations prepare their youth to face the realities of society and become responsible and capable of reaching their goals.
The main objective of the Life Training Program is to guide and prepare youth from organizations in the process of reintegration so that they can progress and become active members of the Honduran society.
Life Training Manuals
The Life Training Program consists of two manuals written for youth aged 13 and up. They contain a series of themes that should help the youth grow and secure themselves. These are among others: importance of inner development, positive interaction with others, gaining labor experience, proper management of difficult situations, as well as maintaining and defending own ideas and opinions as an equal citizen.
All of the themes are presented in the same way creating a connection between each chapter. The manuals encourage the youth to work with and use their new-gained knowledge and, thereby, advance in their development.
The manuals are divided into two sections, according to level of awareness and matureness.
- Manual I, for youth between 13 and 16 years of age
- Manual II, for youth from 17 and up
Each manual contains different themes, concepts, exercises, and presentations, as well as a guide with suggested activities for the instructor when planning the workshops.
The chapters of the two manuals are as follows:
Furthermore, the manuals consist of annexes, e.g. games and cards, to facilitate the activities of the chapters.
Realizing the program
The Life Training Program will be realized through workshops in a combined theoretical and practical way. From each organization interested in implementing the material in their organizations, there will be educated two instructors who can train the youth in their organization. These instructors will be responsible for presenting the knowledge of the manuals continually.
The Life Training Program consists of four meetings:
- Training at the Youth for Honduras office (2 days)
- Process of review in the organization (1 day)
- Follow up on the collection of experiences (1 day)
- Workshop on relevant themes (1 day)
The workshops for the youth in the organizations should have a practical and analytic character and, through exercises, social activities, elaboration of projects, and presentations, refer to the interest of each youth using the needed resources to reach their goals.