Teenagers have so much of energy and enthusiasm for sports, adventure and creativity. But, these aspects weigh less compared to academic achievements. This is further aided by lesser infrastructure for sports, devoid of knowledge regarding adventure and journey. And furthermore, as they grow their creativity diminishes and dies within as the priority goes for higher education, employment and family responsibilities. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award have addressed all the solution to it. This International Youth achievement Award has become a dream come true for the teenagers of Nepal. After orienting students about the program, students were very excited to enroll into the program as it was totally focused on student’s growth and development.
One thing I am truly in in debt to this Award program is that it has allowed students to set their own goal and act accordingly to achieve it. This program has given them wings to carry on the activities which they adore. This Award program is successful because it allows students to design their own activities, which they are interested in 96 students have qualified for the approval of Bronze Award this August 2018. 35 award participants are undertaking their Silver Award and 53 are undertaking their Bronze Award. This program creates a win-win situation to all the stakeholders involved; for instance, award boosts up child’s personal achievement and Award leaders and Coaches get exposure at national and international level and enhances their knowledge; and Schools gets to add international dimensions to their cap.
Surina Sunayani Gurung, Award Leader, Vice Principal, Galaxy Public School