The Silver Lining Project under the flagship of “promoting the holistic development of our youth” aims to educate youth on 8 identified dimensions of life to ensure a holistic approach in their decision making process as well as discovering their full potential. Youth are often negatively stigmatised and with the existence of various social ills they are often labelled and society fails to appreciate what they are good at, what they care about and what their qualities are. There is a need to reinforce students’ life with different skills, values and mindset that will help them achieve their ion and belief that they can pursue and achieve their dreams by taking a more informed and strategic approach.
Holistic development and wellbeing encompasses eight mutually interdependent dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, financial, and environmental. Attention must be given to all the dimensions, as neglect of any one over time will adversely affect the others, and ultimately one’s quality of life. The dimensions, however, do not have to be equally balanced. Each person should aim, instead, to strive for a “personal harmony” that feels most authentic to him/her based on the person’s priorities, approaches, and aspirations. This project will guide youth to reflect and formulate an action plan to develop a lifestyle and a personalised approach to living life in a way that allows them to create the best version of themselves.
Stimulate students to reflect on the importance and impact the different life dimensions have on their lives.
To introduce students to the 8 Dimension of life and the importance of a holistic approach in decision making and balanced life.
To stir discussions through reflective questions for students to evaluate their previous choices and think about how they will approach future ones.
Engaging students to discover their full potential and appreciate lessons from overcoming challenges.
At the end of successful implementation of the project, participants would be able to:
Show understanding of how Emotional Intelligence is critical for coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
Plan for financial security for the present and the future.
Recognise their intellectual and creative abilities, and find ways to expand on skills & knowledge through a culture of life-long learning.
Develop a sense of personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s choice of occupation.
Recognise the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and self-care.
Strengthen ways of how to relate to and connect with others for healthy social well-being.
Appreciate their sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Appreciate their abilities to recognize their responsibility for a positive impact on the quality of our environment.
The 8 Dimensions
Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being
Being aware of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment
Appreciating your responsibility of preserving the environment for future generations.
Caring for your body to promote health now and in the future.
Developing a culture of self-care.
Developing a growth mind-set and growing intellectually, and valuing lifelong learning, and responding positively to intellectual challenges.
Expanding the knowledge, skills and the right attitude while discovering the potential for sharing your gifts with others.
Managing your emotions in a constructive way.
Feeling positive and enthusiastic about your life.
Understanding and respecting your feelings, values, and attitudes.
Appreciating the feelings and values of others.
Preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment that is consistent with your values, goals, and lifestyle.
Contributing your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding.
Maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you.
Contributing to your community and to your country.
Managing your resources to live within your means.
Being aware that everyone’s financial values, needs, and circumstances are unique.
Making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and preparing for short-term and long-term needs or emergencies.
Finding purpose, value, and meaning in your life with or without being religious.
Participating in activities that are consistent with your beliefs and values
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Outcome and Feedback from participants
“Thank you for this very mind-opening workshop. It was a major help and I owe it to you guys for making us the good & strong people we will be in the future” – Z. Moncherry