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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to IALSE Conference 2018!

We are delighted to announce that the Indian Association of Life Skills Education (IALSE) is Organising the International Conference on Life Skills and Well-being of Children and Youth in the Digital World , which will be held in Lucknow, India from 9- 11 February 2018, hosted by Sri Jai Narain Post Graduate College, Lucknow and the Circle for Child and Youth Research Cooperation in India (CCYRCI).

With the digitalization and technological innovation in the present time, the 21st century world has become more competitive and fast pacing. Technology and digitalization has impacted all spheres of human lives. Hence, life skills become an important requisite to deal with the challenges posed in front of us, the skills we need to deal effectively with the challenges in everyday life, whether at school, at work or in our personal lives. Children and youth who are able to understand and use these skills, along with their educational qualifications, will be better placed to take advantage of educational and employment opportunities. In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration.

This conference will aim at emphasizing the importance of life skills for the wellbeing of various section of people especially children, youth, women, special people, elderly people, professionals, skilled and unskilled labour etc. The sub-themes of conference are as follows: Major Challenges of Life Skills Education in Digital World; Digitalization and well-being of children and youth; Life Skills for Happiness and Well-being of Special Children and Youth, Women and marginalized groups; Life Skills and University Level Education; Life Skills for Happiness and well-being of specially abled people; Government’s Programs and Policies of life skills education; Life Skills and mental health; Life skills for leisure and recreation; Life Skills for peace and well-being; Psychological, Social, spiritual and Material well-being and life skills.

We look forward to host 500-plus international and national delegates, and envisage that the Conference will provide a unique opportunity for discussions and deliberations of various issues related to the topics. Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. It is renowned for its cultural heritage with its unique blend of Old Nawabi and Awadhi culture and the facilities of an upcoming metropolitan city.

We look forward to welcoming you at IALSE Conference 2018 in Lucknow.

Dr Vinod Chandra
Director of Conference and & Vice-President of IALSE