Indian Association of Life Skills Education

The IALSE is a registered society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. It had its inception in 2010 with the aim “to ignite minds, to unleash the power and empower individuals to face challenges in life”. Since then, the association is working relentlessly for the promotion of life skills across India.

Among the multifarious activities in our arena, one of the thrust areas of IALSE, is to provide training in life skills to people at various levels in the area of health promotion, competency building and well-being, through either a preventive approach, competency building and /or resilience approach strategy. The association conducts psycho-social training programmes to target groups such as students, teachers (Schools & Colleges), NGO representatives, government officials, organizations, homemakers, etc.

It has a rich resource pool of over 150 qualified and experienced life skills trainers across the country who imparts training. IALSE has also developed life skills resource materials that are field tested to enhance training experience making it enjoyable and effective. It follows a participatory approach in delivery of the training and is learner centric.

The IALSE has been successful in bringing together mutually minded people on a common platform through organizing International Conferences each year. The International Journal of Life Skills Education, Published by the Association, has helped foster the growth of the discipline.

The focus of the Association is to promulgate the concept of life skills/ Life skills education, thus strengthening its felt need an importance among various stake holders across India.

Sri Jai Narain Post Graduate College

Founded in 1917, as a modest Anglo-Sanskrit School, this premier institution of U.P. marched from strength to strength ever since. It was upgraded to a middle school in 1918, high school in 1920. Intermediate college in 1923, a degree college in 1946, a full-fledged degree college (Arts, Science, Commerce faculties) in 1954. Today it is the biggest associated college of Lucknow University, accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC, catering to the needs of approximately 10,000 students at graduate and post-graduate levels with faculties namely Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, BEd. , BBA(IB) and B P. Ed. with a staff of over 400. Substantial funding was provided by the gracious magnanimity of Late Pt. Deen Dayal Misra. It blossomed into a fine institution under the loving care and expert guidance of Late Justice Gokaran Nath Misra. The Late Misra Brothers (Raoraja Shyam Bihari and Sukhdev Bihari Misra), popularly known as "Misra Bandhu" fostered it to new heights. The exemplary endeavor, vision and enthusiasm of Late Pt. Shri Narain Misra (Bappaji) and Late Pt. Suraj Din Bajpai (former Deputy Secretary, Finance, Government of U.P.) admirably furthered the cause of education through this institution.

Late Raisahib Pt. Jai Narain Misra (Kakaji) was its Secretary Manager right from its inception. Later he was unanimously elected its president. In fact he was the principal architect, the father-figure of this institution. A noted philanthropist, "Kakaji" was the patron- saint of numerous trusts and societies, dedicated to the cause of education in Lucknow and else where and it was his perseverance, devotion, confidence and matchless devotion which shaped the college into what it is today, a premiere institution not only of U.P. but of India as well. Kakaji had been the moving spirit behind its phenomenal progress. His recurring and non-recurring donations ran into lacs. Naturally and rightly so, the college was christened after his name. Formerly it was known as Kanya Kubja College, Kanya Kubja being the name by which Uttar Pradesh was known in ancient India (under Harshvardhava, 7th century A.D.)

Presently Shri V.N. Mishra, Director General of Police (Retd.) U.P. is the president of the Managing committee of the college; Shri G.C. Shukla is its Secretary-Manager. Prof (Dr) S.D. Sharma is the principal of the college.

Circle for Child and Youth Research Cooperation in India (CCYRCI)

The Circle for Child and Youth Research Cooperation in India (CCYRCI) was established in 1998 on the special initiative of University-College teachers and researchers to collaborate on common research areas related to children and youth. CCYRCI, a non-profit, a non-government organization founded by eminent social scientists, educationist and development experts, pursues programmes of research, training and action in the areas of child and youth welfare. Placing children and youth at the centre stage, the Circle strives to expose their full potentials by offering them opportunities to realize their agency. The Circle also tries to enhance their capabilities and empower them to accomplish the goal of social and economic betterment. The CCYRCI brings out books, monographs and reports and makes them available to all those who are interested in childhood and youth issues.

The CCYRCI has got five important areas of work. It conducts action project such as awareness and help to children and youth in need and crisis. Secondly it conducts empirical research related to childred and youth issues. Thirdly, it imparts training to trainers and workers of various NGO’s. Fourthly, it develops networking among various institutions working on children and youth issues. And the last but not least, it works in the area of documentation and publication of childhood and youth research.

The main focus of the CCYRCI activities is in three areas: Childhood and Children’s right; Child abuse and Child neglect; and Youth Policy and Challenges before youth. CCYRCI is committed to strengthen networking in its effort to sustain and institutionalize child and youth research in academic institutions. The integration of theory and practice and the synthesis of thought and action form the core of CCYRCI’s research agenda. Along with research, CCYRCI encourages the development of resources in the field and direct service through its various training programmes and workshops to educate, train and equip people with necessary skills and knowledge with a slant on pragmatism.

The CCYRCI had organized twelve National and two International Conferences in the last twenty years.