Strengths and Weaknesses

As a young person, you are in the early stages of getting to know yourself better. Understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses is the compass that guides personal growth. It’s a journey of self-awareness that paves the way for self-improvement. Recognizing strengths helps us harness our talents, while acknowledging weaknesses enables us to address them head-on. This self-knowledge fosters resilience and adaptability, allowing us to thrive in various aspects of life. Therefore, in Skills4Life it is a concern to help the young care leaver to find out their own strengths and weaknesses.

LinkedIn

The platform LinkedIn is mentioned as a tool in the job search of care leavers in the Serious Game. The platform connects companies and people, employers, employees as well as job seekers and can therefore be a help for care leaver when they are looking for a job. If you want to have a look at it, here is the link: https://www.linkedin.com/

Current Development

The consortium of Skills4Life is currently working on the development of the first outcome: the Serious Game which is specifically designed to support young care leavers. This innovative project aims to provide an engaging and interactive platform for these individuals to acquire essential life skills, financial literacy, and decision-making abilities in a fun and educational way. By gamifying the learning process, we hope to empower care leavers to build confidence and independence as they transition into adulthood. The partners share their status of development in the next TPM in June.

Transnational Meeting in Poland

The second transnational partner meeting (TPM)
the Skills4Life Development Meeting took place form the
12th to the 14th of June 2023 in Rzezow in Poland.
It was a successful meeting, where the partners agreed
the contents, had a view on the content development, the prototypes and
on the structure of the learning platform and the gaming approach.

Housing

Housing is a fundamental need, and care leavers deserve a stable place to call home as they embark on their independent journeys. The search for safe and affordable housing can be daunting, but it’s a crucial step in their path to self-sufficiency. The partners of Skills4Life work together to create supportive learning environments tailored to the unique needs of care leavers, providing them with a supportive and nurturing environment which help with finding a home. Every young person deserves a place to flourish and grow, and housing is the foundation upon which they can build their futures.

Life Skills

Promoting life skills among young care leavers is the key to empowering them with autonomy. These vital skills encompass financial literacy, cooking, self-care, and more. By providing comprehensive life skills training, Skills4Life equips them with the confidence and knowledge needed to navigate adulthood successfully. This empowerment not only fosters self-sufficiency but also enhances their overall well-being. The Skills4Life initiative prioritizes life skills education for care leavers, enabling them to take control of their lives and reach their full potential.

Unemployment Rate in Europe

The unemployment rate among young care leavers in Europe is a pressing concern. These vulnerable individuals often face additional barriers to entering the labor market due to their unique life experiences. High unemployment rates among care graduates not only hinder their financial independence, but also affect their overall well-being. It is critical for governments and organizations to implement targeted employment support programs and create inclusive employment opportunities. By addressing this issue, Skills4Life can empower young care leavers to overcome these barriers, find a job and build promising futures.

Our Support

Young care leavers deserve our full support. As they transition into adulthood without the safety net of a stable family, they face unique challenges. Housing, education and employment can present discouraging hurdles. Emotional and financial support are critical. These vulnerable people have untapped potential, and with the right resources, they can thrive. Skills4Life provides guidance, mentorship, and a helping hand.

Welcome to the Skills4Life project

We are happy to invite you to get some information on the Skills4Life project.
Skills4Life – Promoting the Transition to Active Life through Gamification and Game-Based Learning focuses on supporting care leavers through the development, testing and evaluation of the Skill4Life Serious Games and the design of a learning environment for further training for adult educators who support and promote care leavers.
It is integrated in the ERASMUS+ programme as a cooperation partnerships in adult education.
We are happy to discuss with you on the project, the learning platform and the gaming approach as well as on the topic of carleavers and sustainable ways to support them.

Your UPB Skills-4-Life team