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CHAVES-OVIEDO, María Lizzeth  and  DORADO-MARTINEZ, Álvaro Darío. Development of skills for life in mobile school: strategy for the empowerment of children and adolescents as subjects of right. Univ. Salud [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.3, pp.205-214. ISSN 0124-7107.


Life skills are a set of characteristics that allow individuals to act properly in a daily manner, facilitating an appropriate physical, emotional and intellectual development.


To empower children and adolescents as subjects of rights, through the strengthening of life skills.

Materials and methods:

A qualitative paradigm with an action-research approach that developed a mobile school strategy which included a series of workshops with 20 children and adolescents whose ages ranged between 6 and 14 years.


Children and young people acquired and strengthened a behavioral repertoire in defense of their childhood and also engaged in community activities.


Mobile School empowered children and adolescents as subjects of rights, who clearly recognized their fundamental rights and duties and also actively and constantly participated in the community reality.

Keywords : Adolescent; rights of the child; decision making.

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