Lifeskills: how to translate knowledge into behavior.
The 13 million young people living in Nepal share concerns with young people across the globe about sex, family pressures, personal choices, the future, intimate relationships and friendships. But in Nepal, cultural silence on many of these issues leave young people stranded, without information vital for their wellbeing. Equal Access's youth shows are the most popular radio programs in Nepal. While listening, young people learn about the issues most important to their lives. Equal Access believes that just having knowledge isn’t enough, however. Therefore, Equal Access Nepal integrates lifeskills into all youth-targeted program, to address a gap between knowledge and behavior.
Equal Access Nepal works with youth on ten core lifeskills:
Ability to contend with emotions
Ability to manage with stress
Depression, drugs, armed violence, HIV and AIDS, political instability, poverty, and unemployment are threaten young people in Nepal. Listeners learn the skills needed to navigate these issues during the difficult years between adolescence to adulthood.