Take Part in International Life Skills Olympiad
Life skills are the skills one needs in daily life to deal with the challenges that come before us, whether in our personal relationships, school or work life.
The importance of life skills is most relevant in present times because of the fast and rapid changes going on around us. Rapidly changing technology is impacting our home life, education and work place.
Recognizing these changes and value of life skills, Skillizen.com is organizing an International Olympiad for life skills.
This Olympiad is aimed at testing the quality of life skills acquired by children all around the world, which will prepare them for meeting the challenges of the new Millennium.
International Life Skills Olympiad (ILSO) will be the first global life skills test organized every year for children from Grade IV to Grade XII. The first of such tests was held on December 17th, 2015. In this test, children have to take part in a unique test to demonstrate their intelligence and compete with others from all around the world.
The mission of ILSO is to organize the first common platform to evaluate proficiency in life skills and promote a diverse range of critical life skills for the 21st century, particularly for the sake of the 1 billion young citizens of the world.
The ILSO has been devised by an international team of well experienced life skill experts, psychologists and educationists targeted to evaluate proficiency level of skills of young citizens in life skills of the 21st century.
Who can participate? Participation in ILSO is open to students from class IV to XII. The Olympiad will be organized online all over the world. All the students who have registered can participate in the Olympiad using a computer with an internet connection, which can be accessed from school or home.
Students are divided into three groups: Group 1 (Grade IV to VI), Group 2 (Grade VII to IX) and Group 3 (Grade X to XII). Important dates for the next ILSO are:
- Start of enrolment: October 5, 2016
- Enrolment Last date: January 5, 2017
- Dates of Olympiad: Jan 21st, 2017 and March 24, 2017.
- Announcement of results: May 5, 2017.
Reason for test:
Children all over the world, who are the young citizens of the new millennium, need a wide range of crucial life skills to manage, lead and engage the world. This is especially relevant because the curriculum followed globally to educate children is fact based and has no content of practical skills for life.
According to research, practical life skills can be acquired by the human brain mainly during its hard wiring stage-around the ages from 6 to 16 years. The first step to providing life skills is to evaluate the present ‘Life Skills Quotient’ of the children. This is the main reason why school going children globally from Grade IV to XII should take part in this life skills test.
ILSO tests children in special area of life skills like ethics, leadership, economics, goal planning and many other skills for the 21st century. The exam is held only in English, though it is absolutely not a test of language skills.