Hyderabad, AUGUST: Skillizen Learning Foundation, a Singapore based global socio-educational company, announces the launch of registrations for International Life Skills Olympiad, 2019.
“International Life Skills Olympiad (ILSO) is the world’s 1st and only Olympiad that tests young children’s Life Skills Aptitude. This global test is specifically designed for school children (including home-schooled ones) from Class III to XII. This test will primarily focus on evaluating real-world skills and competencies that are critical for young children to manage and succeed in their personal, professional and social lives. The most unique thing about this Olympiad is that it gives participants an opportunity to make decisions about real-life situations by applying essential life skills such as leadership, ethics, teamwork, communication, empathy, goal setting, etc.
The registration line for ILSO is live; registration has a nominal registration fee of USD 7.99 or INR 490/. Interested parents and schools can register students onwww.lifeskillsolympiad.org by paying the nominal registration fee that includes life skills guides, practice questions, and a mock test. In 2018, large numbers of children from 2000+ schools and 61 countries participated in this global online Olympiad. Besides many other grand prizes, winners were given a free air ticket to visit Harvard University.
The primary vision behind holding the Life Skills Olympiad, as explained by Mr. Sidharth Tripathy (Chief Convener of Skillizen Olympiad Foundation), is to prepare young children for real-world challenges. While preparing for ILSO, participants will not only acquire new life skills but will also get an opportunity to match their skill at a global level against children from 100 plus countries. Mr. Tripathy further added, “Life Skills empower the young children to live their lives to the fullest potential and help them overcome the hurdles of everyday life, be it at school, work, or as global citizens. Hence it is important for parents and schools to encourage children to participate in the Life Skills Olympiad.”
Mr. Tripathy further elaborated as to why children should participate in Life Skills Olympiad, “ While preparing for this test, young minds from grade III-XII will be able to acquire new Life Skills and match their skills against the smartest children of the world. Participation in ILSO will certainly be their first step in becoming global citizens.”
Life Skills Olympiad is based on a pioneering research on Life Skills done at Harvard University in 2011, by the founder of ‘Skillizen’. Over the years, Skillizen has come to be known as the world’s leading organization helping prepare young children for roles in the real world beyond school. Skillizen provides the world’s 1st criterion-referenced and evidence-based Critical Life Skills Curriculum for 6-16-year-old young children. It is committed to its mission of equipping 1 billion young citizens around the world, with 21st-century life skills.