IAYP – The International Award For Young People

  • An exciting self-development programme for 14 – 25 year olds
  • Equips with life skills, builds confidence and engages with communities
  • Young People choose activities they like and do them at their own time
  • The Award has a presence in over 130 countries and territories around the world
  • More than 11 lakhs young people are participating in the Award
  • These participants are supported by 170,000 adult volunteers

Guidelines for IAYP Programme

Age : 14 to 25 years

BRONZE LEVEL

SKILL: 3 MONTHS

Regular effort and improvement must and any qualifications gained must be mentioned in a report.

SERVICE: 3 MONTHS

Regular attendance at a preferred service center must be insured and a detailed account of all practical work done must be submitted. Any specific qualifications/achievements must also be included in the account.

PHYSICAL RECREATION: 3 MONTHS

Regular effort must be made to improve the level of physical fitness. A detailed account of the nature of the skill and extent of training is necessary. Any qualifications gained must be mentioned in this account.

ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY : 2 DAYS+1 NIGHTS

To Encourage a spirit of Adventure & Discovery

Safety Precautions: Safety factors regarding expedition techniques, appropriate clothing, equipment, sensibleload carrying, efficient route planning etc. Discipline to be discussed.Procedure to deal with any type of accident.

MAP READING: Definition,folding, types, scale of maps. Use of conventional signs and symbols, eastingand northing. Use of maps in route planning.

USEOF COMPASS: Elementary compass work, points of compass,magnetic north and magnetic variations. Directions, purpose, plotting andconversion of magnetic and grid bearings. Practical work in setting up a mapand using a compass.

  • Team building & leadership training
  • Understanding the journey
  • First aid & emergency procedures
  • Use of equipments
  • Technical skills in mode of travel
  • Observation and recording skills

Note:

1. In case of skill, service and physical recreation sections students need to put in 13 weeks in each section spreadover 3 months, which can be broken down to 1 hour per week spent on each section for 3 months with regularity.

2. The activities need to be done outside normal school academic hours.

3. All participants must do an extra 3 months in either physical recreation or skills or service.

4. Approximate Training to be undertaken before the Qualifying Adventurous Journey

SILVER LEVEL

SKILL: 6 MONTHS

Regular effort and improvement must and any qualifications gained must be mentioned in a report.

SERVICE: 6 MONTHS

Regular attendance at a preferred service center must be insured and a detailed account of all practical work done must be submitted. Any specific qualifications/achievements must also be included in the account.

PHYSICAL RECREATION: 6 MONTHS

Regular effort must be made to improve the level of physical fitness. A detailed account of the nature of the skill and extent of training is necessary. Any qualifications gained must be mentioned in this account.

ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY : 3 DAYS+2 NIGHTS

To Encourage a spirit of Adventure & Discovery

Safety Precautions: Safety factors regarding expedition techniques, appropriate clothing, equipment, sensible load carrying, efficient route planning etc. Discipline to be discussed. Procedure to deal with any type of accident.

MAP READING: Recognition of contour, slopes, direction, etc. Use of maps with the particular reference to route planning.

USEOF COMPASS: Further training and practice. Understanding of direction finding by day.

  • Team building & leadership training
  • Understanding the journey
  • First aid & emergency procedures
  • Use of equipments
  • Technical skills in mode of travel
  • Observation and recording skills

Note:

1. In case of skill, service and physical recreation sections students need to put in 26 weeks in each section spread over 6 months, which can be broken down to 1 hour per week spent on each section for 6 months with regularity.

2. The activities need to be done outside normal school academic hours.

3. All non bronze holders (i.e. those applying directly for the silver award) must do an extra 6 months in either physical recreation or skills or service.

4. Approximate Training to be undertaken before the Qualifying Adventurous Journey

GOLD LEVEL

SKILL: 12 MONTHS

Regular effort and improvement must and any qualifications gained must be mentioned in a report.

SERVICE: 12 MONTHS

Regular attendance at a preferred service center must be insured and a detailed account of all practical work done must be submitted. Any specific qualifications/achievements must also be included in the account.

PHYSICAL RECREATION: 12 MONTHS

Regular effort must be made to improve the level of physical fitness. A detailed account of the nature of the skill and extent of training is necessary. Any qualifications gained must be mentioned in this account.

ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY : 4 DAYS+3 NIGHTS

To Encourage a spirit of Adventure & Discovery

Safety Precautions: Additional training appropriate to the nature of the venture. Knowledge of the safety precautions that must be observed in unexplored countries.

MAP READING: Further training and practices in advanced map work.

USEOF COMPASS: Understanding of direction finding by night.

  • Team building & leadership training
  • Understanding the journey
  • First aid & emergency procedures
  • Use of equipments
  • Technical skills in mode of travel
  • Observation and recording skills

Residential Project

Aim :-
To broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting

Duration :-
5 days + 4 nights

Account :-
Participants must give details of personal standards, relationships with others, acceptance ofresponsibilities, initiative and general progress.

Note:

1. In case of skill, service and physical recreation sections students need to put in 52 weeks in each section spread over 12 months, which can be broken down to 1 hour per week spent on each section for 12 months with regularity.

2. The activities need to be done outside normal school academic hours.

3. All non silver holders must do an extra 6 months in physical recreation or skills or service + residential project.

4. Approximate Training to be undertaken before the Qualifying Adventurous Journey