The International Award for Young People, India programme is run by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association (IAA) based in London.
The International Award for Young People (IAYP) is one of the most adaptable and successful youth empowerment programme in the world. It identifies hard issues and challenges associated with youth.
In this, Homertonians can choose an array of activities that are appropriate to their environment and best suited to their own personal interests and talents. Through this award, youth can satisfactorily make use of their leisure time to acquire new skills, experience adventure and make new friends be it young or old.
Levels of the Award
The award offers three levels. An aspirant can enroll in anyone of the three levels of the award after meeting the age criterion as mentioned below-
Minimum age: 14 years
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Minimum age: 15 years
Minimum time commitment: 12 months
For Bronze award holders: 6 months
Minimum age: 16 years
Minimum time commitment: 18 months
For Silver award holders: 12 months
For each level, participants to complete the requirements of each of the four different sections.
There are four mandatory sections for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the award and Residential Project for Gold level of the award which students have to complete during their award journey. Each section has a specific purpose and objective to be met as given below.
To learn and be active in giving useful service to others.
To focus on the development of personal interest and practical skills.
To encourage participation in physical recreation activities, physical fitness and improvement of performance.
To experience the spirit of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group.
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT (Only for Gold level):
To enable participants to broaden their personal experiences through involvement with others in a residential setting.