The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Participation Age is between 14 and 25 years.

There are 3 levels of the Award – Bronze, Silver & Gold. Participants must complete the four mandatory sections of Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey, Skill & Physical Recreation. Adolescent volunteers can undertake activities under each of the four sections. The minimum period of participation is 6 months for Bronze, 12 months for Silver and 18 months for Gold. The Award’s concept is one of individual challenge, giving young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities, which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

IAYP at GDGWS has been running successfully for a very long time. In the past year, we have registered more than 60 students in all the three categories of the award programme. 2 students have completed the program for Gold award and 4 have students have successfully completed the requirements for Bronze award.

Students organised a donation drive recently in school for collection of warm clothes for the mentally and physically challenged children in an ashram in Gurgaon.