Essential skills through hobbies is a student internship programme where students (age 13- 18 years) join us to learn skills, practise and apply them. We integrate essential skills in hobbies so that learners have opportunities to develop them through their hobbies which they have a natural inclination towards and apply them to solve problems around them. This programme is designed to expose students to hobbies like photography, doodle art, videography and blogging. Children and youth who are engaged in the program create, experiment, question, conduct research and self evaluate their work. The program’s curriculum is problem-centred: the problem statements for each week have a progression and are aligned to the UNSDGs. Along with the problem, students are introduced to one step of the skill each week. They work on building a solution to the problem given using the steps of the skill learnt each week and represent them through their hobby. As there is a progression in the steps, each week students apply the previous week’s step learnt. Once the student submits his/her artefact (solutions), they self evaluate to reflect upon their approaches and improvise. Detailed feedback by the team is also shared. The week is designed to follow the Teach-Practise-Reinforce-Assess flow.