Update and directions for Award Volunteers

THE WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMMES BEING RUN IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS ARE A PART OF THE 'CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING' (CBT) INITIATIVE, SPECIALLY FUNDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, THESE WILL NOT BE REFERRED TO AS National Training Workshop (NTW), AS IN INDIA THE NTW (NATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP) IS AN ANNUAL FEATURE AND IS BEING HOSTED BY THE ZONES in ROTATION.

The next NTW is being managed by the South Zone, and Mrs. Margarette Davidraj is planning this in January 2010 at Ooty.

With kind support for the new Development Plan from the Trustees and funds from IS, the renewed focus will be to build the 18-25 year Award Programme, the emphasis will be on Capacity build and Training (CBT) at a national level.

CBT and NOT 'NTW', will carry forward the theme of youth engagement and work on ways to deliver the Programme for the 18-25 age groups

Building on the core competency and capacity building in India, the focus will be on:

  • Train the Teachers and Award Volunteers
  • Offer a snapshot of the Award experience
  • Responding to an enhanced national agenda
The effort is promote the Award Programme in partnership with the Corporate and Social sectors. This will be in addition to the good work being done by the Zones at the School level, for 14-18 age groups. The National Award Office, will focus on building the Award Programme in partnership with corporate / social / institutions and groups that further the education and development agenda.

The forthcoming events are :-

September : Role of Volunteers 

October 9-11 : CBT "Capacity Building and Training Workshop"
last date of filing nominations is 21st August 2009-08-14
Please email to sandeep.dutt@iayp.in if you need the form.

December - Award Holders Forum

All the three events are being funded by a special one-time grant by the International Secretariat and will be delivered in New Delhi alone.

When the Zones choose delegates / participants, there is the need to choose individuals in light of the new enhanced national agenda please.

Finally, to save all from information overload, we have set up a warehouse for information and updates at http://www.brewingknowledge.com/
This will have the latest news and updates about our Programmes and Developments. All updates and information will now be available on our websites
 
Many thanks for the feedback by the Zonal Chairpersons and the Field Officers, for the most valued inputs.

With best wishes for the Independence Day.

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