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1 Prepared by: Tina Stacey Ghale CHANCE Trustee International Award Alliance Nepal Do you want to become a participant member?

2 What is the International Award Read more………. Instil confidence and become resourceful Support Youth Development & Child Rights Encourages physical activity….healthy body, health mind Encourages engagement in social activity & community volunteering Youth Sector Self Development Scheme Encourages skills development that can compliment academic performance Multi-faceted award programme brings many affiliations & exposures to all participating organisations

3 What is the Award ? a Self Development Programme for youths The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all 14 to 25 year olds. Over 8 million young people worldwide have taken up the Award challenge in 140 countries worldwide. Young people who do the Award:  Discover what they are made of  Make an impact on their community  Develop a set of life skills.  Most of all, they have fun! The three Level, four Section format of the Award Programme makes it very versatile. It can be adapted so that it's relevant to any young person, anywhere in the world. Three Levels The Programme is based around three Levels, each successive one requiring a greater degree of commitment. BRONZE is for those over 14. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 6 months SILVER is for those over 15. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 12 months GOLD is for those over 16. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 18 months It is possible to start at any Level – some participants work their way through all three, while others start at Silver or Gold. Four Sections To gain an Award, participants must complete activities in four Sections for a specified minimum period of time. There is an additional requirement of a Residential Project at Gold Level. Participants decide what they would like to do for each Section 1. Service Participants engage with their community and discover the impact they can have through: Community service projects, Conservation work, Voluntary service in hospitals or community homes, More specialised training such as lifesaving, first aid or rescue services. 2. Skills The Skills Section is about developing personal interests and learning practical skills. There are almost limitless possibilities to choose from. There is no set standard that participants must reach: they set their own goals and measure their progress against them. 3. Physical Recreation By undertaking some form of organised and regular physical activity, participants show perseverance and improve their fitness. Their goal is to record their individual progress. 4. Adventurous Journey The Adventurous Journey is about adventure and discovery. Participants develop an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. It can be on foot, by bicycle, boat or on horseback. Training, preparation, self sufficiency and self- reliance are the key elements. Residential Project This is only a requirement at Gold Level. It aims to broaden experience through living and working with others (who are not everyday companions). The project takes place over a period of five consecutive days. It requires resilience, adaptability and consideration for others.

4 The Governance Structure.... Central Governance helps support Participant Members International Award Nepal Network Board Participant Members Schools (Government, Community, Private) Colleges Universities Scouts TANN / NTB Expertise Members INGOs: Red Cross NGOs: NSET Gov ’ t Bodies Expedition Agent Governance & Financial Controllership Operating License Standards Training & Certification of Leaders Administration Monitoring Donor & Corporate Sponsorship support Launch in May 2013 coincide with 60 th Anniversary of Everest Ascent Support from British Embassy Do you want to be a participant member?

5 Do you want to become a Participant Member?....if YES then membership is for YOU "Young people are our future. Developing them to their full potential is a top priority. One practical way to develop this huge reservoir of talent is through participation in the Award." Nelson Mandela, Former Patron-in-Chief The President’s Award in South Africa "Who would have believed that with my background today I would represent a whole continent to a council chaired by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex?“ "Before I did the Award I didn't have any future plans or vision for my life - how could I think about my future? I lost everything.“ “Challenging Young People Everywhere” Young people who do the Award: Discover what they are made of Make an impact on their community Develop a set of life skills. Most of all, they have fun! Do your organisational Values compliment those of the International Award? Do you feel strongly about advocating personal development for young people? Do you want your organisation to be part of a major step forward for the youth sector in Nepal? Will you commit time of your staff to engage as Award Leaders?

6 What do I need to do as a Participant Member?....get involved and become part of the International Award Family Who is already involved in delivering the award in Nepal? Rato Bangola School, The British School, Kathmandu Uni High and Shuvatara School. What Resources are Involved? You will need to have a member of staff volunteer to become an Award Leader. The organisation will need to ensure that a % of Award Leaders time is made available to coach and support Award participants in your school Will it cost any money? Delivering the Award is very affordable, CHANCE and the International Award will be providing tangible support in terms of experience, promotional materials, equipment, training and insurance. What we ask from you is time and enthusiasm. How will we Benefit from being a participant member? 1.Delivering the Award complements programmes and activities schools and groups already offer to young people and provides a way of recognising these efforts and at the same time without consuming resources 2.The Award provides a framework to develop the important skills that we believe young people should definitely have, including skill development, group participation, confidence, self esteem, leadership, fitness, and community connection 3.Opportunity to connect with other organisations, schools and community groups in your area and around the world, through events, social media and newsletters sharing the latest news and storiesnewsletters 1.Become part of a Global presence, International Award Foundation regional offices and main office in London, offering local support and assistance where possible, so no participant member is left isolatedInternational Award Foundation regional officesmain office in London 2.There is a volunteering framework for staff, international network for professional development and the exchange of information Take a look at what other Award leaders have to sayAward leaders have to say

7 Timeline of Award Scheme Award Leaders Training National Launch Event National Review Refresher Training 1 st Annual Awards National Review Refresher Training 2 nd Annual Awards National Review Refresher Training 3 rd Annual Awards April th May 2013 December 2013 March/April 2014 May 2014 (Bronze) December 2014 March/April 2015 May 2015 (Bronze & Silver) December 2015 March/April 2016 May 2016 (Bronze, Silver & Gold) Event Timing For further information please contact: Do you want to Join in? Contact us to enrol on the 1 day leader Training in April


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