IAYP (International Award for Young People)-The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The IAYP Award’s concept is in the form of an individual challenge, giving young people a balanced and non-competitive programme of voluntary activities, which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community. The participants of the Award are expected to follow its requirements in a non-competitive manner with a determination to succeed, either individually or as part of a team. The Award therefore is challenging, and can be undertaken at the participant’s own pace.

The Participation Age is between 14-25 years. The basic structure of the Award consists of 4 mandatory sections Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. There are 3 levels of the Award – Bronze, Silver & Gold. Participants must complete the four mandatory sections of Service, Adventurous Journey, Skill & Physical Recreation.

Participants can undertake all three categories of the Award programme or enter directly at any of the three levels in the following age group; Bronze Award (for those over 14), Silver Award (for those over 15) and Gold Award (for those over 16 years).The minimum period of participation is 6 months for Bronze, 12 months for Silver and 18 months for Gold.

During the year 2017-18, 15 students qualified for Silver Award and 10 students qualified for Bronze Award.