The intervention aims at up-scaling LSE through networking and advocacy with other institutions. In this regard the PMU has extended its support to Fakir Mohan University for imparting training on Life Skills Education to the NSS programme officers from 25th to 29th September 2010. The PMU also extended support for the training of functionaries of NGOs working with out of school adolescents like OMRAH, Cuttack and Tapobhumi Trust, Bhubaneswar on LSE and ARSH. The PMU is now in the process of developing a training module on LSE and ARSH as well as inviting feedback for its contextualization. Apart from that the resource and communication materials developed under the project has been shared with different government and non government agencies.
A successful experience sharing workshop was organised inviting teachers, educationalists, administrators and policy makers on 17th September 2010 at KIIT campus. This workshop was designed to sensitize and mobilize the teachers who were working in remote tribal schools on the concepts of LSE. In the workshop 250 participants from 14 tribal districts participated and shared their valuable feedbacks regarding adoption of LSE in their respective schools. The RPs, PEs and PMU members shared their experience on integrating LSE in the course curriculum, which has convinced the participants. In the feedback sessions they have requested KISS to extend support for introduction of similar activities in their respective schools.
Honourable Minister Dept. of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha was invited as the chief guest of the programme who was released the communication materials on LSE. Honourable Minister also appreciated the intervention and proposed for an in-depth discussion to carry forward similar initiatives in the state. Further, in order to upscale this intervention in the State, a media advocacy programme has been organized on 24th December 2010 where 112 correspondents from 62 print and electronic media agencies participated. After an in-depth deliberation and presentation by KISS and UNFPA representatives on promoting LSE in formal curriculum, the informed correspondents highlighted the need in several print and electronic media.