The International Award for Young People Nigeria
The International Award for Young People Nigeria (also referred to as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements, and make a difference in their world. It gives 14 to 24-year-olds a framework that empowers them to learn and grow through non-formal education, all while working towards globally recognized accreditation and it operates in over 130 countries worldwide.
The Award is earned in three progressive levels:
The Award is achievable at any level by undertaking activities under 4 sections: Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey with an additional requirement: Residential Project at Gold level.
Skills: The aim of this section is to encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills such as painting, craftwork, fashion designing, music, etc.
Voluntary Service: The service section aims to encourage giving useful voluntary service to others and their communities. Examples include First Aid, environmental sanitation, care for the physically challenged, elderly, sick or visit orphanages, etc.
Physical Recreation: Participation in physical recreation helps to improve performance, health, and fitness. Examples include jogging, basketball, badminton, weight-lifting, etc.
Adventurous journey: The aim of this section is to encourage a sense of adventure and self-discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group. It involves a camping trip taken to cultivate good teamwork habits, self-confidence, appreciation of nature, enhancement of problem-solving skills and it also helps create new friendships. Examples are bushwalking, hiking, cycling across a state or town, canoeing, etc.
Residential Project: This section aims to broaden young people’s experiences through living and working with others in a residential setting. This is undertaken only at the Gold level and it provides participants with the opportunity to share a purposeful experience with people who are not their usual companions and work towards a common goal, set out by the participants themselves. Examples are: residential language courses, environment and conservation projects, skill development, providing service to other people and communities etc
For more information and enquiries kindly contact The Award Leader on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit The Award’s website on www.intaward.org.ng