They say if a person or a group of people want to change the society or at-least take a step towards change, they first have to educate and encourage the youth. I as an Award leader feel very proud to have motivated and educated my students to be a part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
This Award was introduced in 1956 as a voluntary program for children from 14 to 24 years of age to improvise on their societal development skills, understand the positivity in helping less privileged people, learning to work as a group with the same motive. I was introduced to the Award by one of my colleagues Mr. Khagendra Gautam for which I consider myself very lucky because this helped me help my students be a part of something so life altering. As a teacher of 25 years, what I have observed in our country is every educational institutes top priority is classroom study and academic qualifications but the Award has helped many children learn the new way with added enthusiasm and also it has changed me as a person adding more leadership quality since the activities include program planning, supervising, implementation of plans and successful completion of each task.
I thereby kindly request each parent, relative, sibling, friend or teacher to encourage any suitable changes an individual’s perspective about life, improves physical health, encourages to take a step towards improving society and finally learning the best experience that you probably would not anywhere else.