Future Leaders : A Talent Development Initiative


HSBC believes in the Award Concept of individual challenge : to give the youth a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities to encourage the objectives of personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and of service to the community. HSBC India, as a licensed operating partner of IAYP India, is steaming ahead to “Equip for Life” their young employees by introducing the Award Programme in the Technology and Services Centre nation-wide.

The Award Leaders, identified Activity Coaches and Volunteers at the various HSBC Sites will provide the required guidance that will help the participants complete the Award successfully. This Pilot Project is an excellent opportunity to empower young professionals by allowing them to embark on a journey of self-discovery, add international recognition to their Resumes and prevent burn out from a high-paced work environment.

Governance of the Award in HSBC


An Award Leader or a Site SPOC at HSBC will monitor the entire Award Programme for all HSBC participants. Each participant will choose an activity from an already compiled list provided to them for the different sections of Service, Skill and Physical Recreation Service and share it with the Award Leader. The participant then becomes responsible to provide a detailed calendar of activities and goals to a related Activity coach for each chosen activity.

The sections of Adventurous Journey and Residential Project aimed at encouraging teamwork, developing interpersonal skills and broadening a participant’s experience in an unfamiliar environment work a little differently. Participants in teams choose the purpose of an Adventurous journey and/or the nature of a Residential Project with the Award Leader. The teams then finalise the plan, embark on a journey and complete the activity under the supervision of an assigned Assessor. Every participant, after the completion of either the journey or the project is required to write a report and share individual reflections in the Diary.

Participants’ Activity coaches at the site become mentors, assessors and guides of each participant’s progress to complete the Award. They will also review participants’ Diaries, maintained by every participant, in monthly meetings. Activity coaches will sign off the Record Book after the completion of Award requirements of each component.

HSBC with this “Equip for Life” initiative stresses the aim to Cherish Service and Relationship within its socially responsible corporate structure. The employees are indeed the backbone of a company and challenging the young professionals to complete the Award is an impeccable strategy to progress

Two new partnerships - YP & Nanhi Chhaan

The Nanhi Chhaan Foundation has signed an MOU with IAYP India, a great opportunity for doing the Service projects for the Awards.

The Nanhi Chhaan Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that works with the objectives of empowering the rights of the girl child, promoting women's empowerment and protecting the environment by preserving trees.
The Foundation partners and works with the support of civil society institutions, the media, industry, government partnerships and corporate organizations along with citizens to create a movement for humanity, that restores the balance of the environment as well as empowers girls and women to access their basic rights. The Nanhi Chhaan Foundation works to achieve the above mentioned objectives by using the positive and secular power of all faiths to reach out to people.

THE YP FOUNDATION

As the year 2009 ends, we have a great year to look back... Ram Nath Foundation, RLSS, INME, HSBC, MAX India Foundation, JCB... and now YP, all have been wonderful partnerships. The volunteers and participants are definately going to enjoy working with our partners and do full justice to the respective projects. In addition the Sri Aurobindo Society have been more than kind to support us too.
What will we do with YP?
1. We will now let the YP Volunteers Register as participants from our Open Award Centre, the individuals register ONLINE. Thus the Volunteer work will be acknowledged with a certification.
YP will be able to give the internationally valid certificates to their Volunteers, when the fulfilled the Award needs.

2. We will work together on projects, as the Award participants can do Service/ Skills/ Residential with YP. Thus YP will get more volunteers, as there is the need to work for 18 months to get the gold, the participants will be regular on YP projects.

3. Events and workshops – for awareness and fund raising.

4. Co Branding and promotions.

Let us win hearts and partner, to challenge young people everywhere.

The CSR Summit Feb 2010

The Gold Award Holders' Society of India, is doing a first of it's kind event! The Gold Holders' who have been change makers will meet the Award Friends and partners in New Delhi. This will be a one day Summit, and will facilitate an interaction between corporate organisations and volunteers of IAYP India. For details please write to "tripti.bansal@iayp.in

IAYP India Organisation


GAHN Summit Declaration


AIM

This Summit proposes the concept and implementation plan for the formation of the Gold Award Holders’ Network (GAHN), in India.

BACKGROUND
Under the auspices of the NAA, the Award has experienced significant growth. More young people are now participating than ever before and an increasing number of Award Holders now have the desire to form Award Holders’ Associations (AHAs). A Gold Award Holders’ Network (GAHN) can help to link, network and synergise active Award holders all around the world so as to provide them with a platform to serve the global community and create long-lasting links amongst young people. It will also encourage existing AHAs to work more closely with their respective Zones.

AIMS OF THE GOLD AWARD HOLDERS NETWORK
The Gold Award Holders’ Network is being established with the following aims:

a. Supporting the NAA. The GAHN will be able to support the development of successful AHAs, by having good working relationships with their own Zones. The support and recognition of the GAHN by IAYP India is crucial. In return, the recognised AHAs could support their Zones in a number of ways, as successfully demonstrated by some existing Gold Holders at the NAA office.

b. Sharing of best practices with NAA and AHAs. The GAHN presents opportunities to share best practices amongst the NAA and the AHAs. While noting the influences of culture on the various modus operandi, lessons learned from the different approaches can be beneficial. This open sharing will enhance the knowledge management payoff and synergistic gains of the network.

c. Development of links between AHAs. The immediate payoff of the GAHN would be its linkages to facilitate and build bilateral and multilateral links among AHA members. An example could be the bilateral cooperation between the respective AHAs and NAA around the country. Many collaborative projects can transpire from these linkages at the bilateral, regional and international levels and funding may be raised via NAA or other appropriate platforms.

d. Platform for representation at international events. The GAHN may give its representatives opportunities to fly the NAA flag at various regional and national platforms, such as events initiated by the IAA, the Commonwealth and the United Nations.

e. Feedback Forum to NAA. With the GAHN, NAA will be able to reach out formally to recognised AHAs and be informed of any feedback or proposals from the youth. This will form an additional means of communication for Award-related matters.

THE GOLD AWARD HOLDERS NETWORK (GAHN)

The Gold Award Holders' Society of India will assist the NAA and the IAYP India Team in the growth and development of the Award in India. Will comprise of GOLD HOLDERS only, and there will be one national body.

The seven members needed to form a Society and complete the paper work will be Ishita Khanna, Tripti Bansal, Pranay Kapoor, Saachi Sarin, Sandeep Dutt, Rohit Saxena and Juzher Shaikhally.

The founding team will sign the Memorandum and Articles for the Society and the registered office of the Society will be the same as the working address of IAYP India (596 Asian Games Village, New Delhi 110049).

A CALL OF ACTION

We the Gold Award Holders in India affirm to support the NAA and take ahead the programme which highlights practical experience and exceptional efforts as drivers along life’s journey and where through our programme we give young people the opportunities and confidence to keep learning, do more, and go further. This encapsulates the original vision of our founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
We affirm to support the work of the AWARD PROGRAMME FOUNDATION, Administering Trust of The International Award for Young People, India (The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award) a Public Charitable Trust Reg. No. TR/27951, registered in India.

__________________________
Signature of Gold Award Holder
Date:
Venue:

Nominee for President GAHN India - Ishita Khanna

This is our GAHN President.
Ishita is a young dynamic development professional and an Ashoka Fellow. Her experience of working at the grassroots and passion for the environment and mountains has been the driving force for both Muse and Ecosphere. She was also recently chosen as MTV Youth Icon for 2008. She is striving to improve life in remote Himalayan villages by building a green economy. In response to the region’s growing environmental degradation and threatened cultural preservation, Ishita has developed a collection of new income-generating and ecotourism opportunities designed to improve environmental management and promote the pursuit of more sustainable livelihoods. Her quest for striking a balance between human capitalistic progress & the sustainability of all life on earth has merged the region’s most marginalized communities with the market-based economy and created an incentive to conserve the region’s dwindling resources. She is, thus, paving the way for the region’s most isolated communities to retake control of their resources and retain primary ownership over them, proving that better environmental management can be a profound source of economic growth. For Ishita, the peace and quiet of Spiti is the life she likes and chooses to live.

MESSAGE FROM ISHITA...

Hi everyone,
It is with great pleasure that I would like to inform you that Ecosphere has been nominated for the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in the Public Service category. We are truly humbled this year by this nomination and would like to take this opportunity to request you to vote for us. Please vote by following these simple steps:

1. follow this link http://www.indianoftheyear.com/index.php

2. register

3. go to the public service section and find ecosphere

4. click on the round tab below ecosphere and then click on submit at the bottom of the page.
The voting is open till Dec 11.
You can also vote through your mobiles by sending the SMS – IPUB4 to 51818
Thank you for all your support over the years that has brought us to this point.
Many Thanks and Warm Regards,

Ishita

Sue Walker in the South Zone

Asia Pacific Regional Director Sue Walker after having wrapped up a very successful 2009 Regional Training Workshop in New Delhi comprising of eight countries and over 30 participants has now moved on to sustain existing relationships and forge new ones with HSBC India, other schools and colleges. HSBC GR Talent and Recuriting based in Hyderabad has already shown interest in possible programs for skill and physicial activity as a development initiative for their employess. Ms. Walker is now in Chennai.

Good luck to Ms. Walker and Delia. Lets win hearts and bring the world together!

Brewing Knowledge: Gold Award Holders Network First Meet- 13th December, 2009 at the India Habitat Center

Brewing Knowledge: Gold Award Holders Network First Meet- 13th December, 2009 at the India Habitat Center

https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AeCB5BBA5LpDZGM4Y21jMjJfMTgwY2ZwODQ1aGc&hl=en_GB

Gold Award Holders Network First Meet- 13th December, 2009 at the India Habitat Center

IAYP India is proud to announce the First Gold Award Holders Network (GAHN) meet at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi India

Date: 13th December 2009
Theme: Define The Future. The Award And National Development.
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue: Mahogany Room, India Habitat Center

Come and be involved in group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to the Award Programme.

Please note that all Participating Gold Holders must bring along a copy of their certificate or any suitable proof to confirm their certification. Wear your Gold Award Badge for the first ever GAHN event.

Also, please complete all registration forms by 7th December 2009

Gold Award Holders Network (GAHN) Event at India Habitat Center on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Attention Gold Award Holders! This is your opportunity to get in touch with fellow Gold Awardees.

IAYP India is setting up a Gold Award Holders Network (GAHN) with support from the National Award Authority of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in India. GAHN is a society formed to further the ideals of the Award Programme with active participants of gold holders in India.

GAHN will operate from the NAA office and all completed registration forms should
please be returned to the National Office at:

GAHN
The International Award for Young People, India
86 Shahpur Jat, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi 110049 India
Tel: +91 11 64662720, Mobile: +91 9716768487
Fax: +91 11 26497165
Email:
pranay.kapoor@iayp.in
Web: www.iayp.in

The first 100 Applications, there is a registration fee of Rs. 1000.00 (for joining the GAHN Society) that can be made payable to "IAYP, India", at New Delhi.

Regional Training Workshop

November 23, 2009 RTW begins!

The Asia Pacific Regional Director of the International Award for Young People Ms. Sue Walker and her team- Delia, Peter, Rob and Katherine visited us at the IAYP National Office on November 23, 2009. They enjoyed a small presentation about the Open Awards Center and its scope of attracting the target group of youth aged 18-25 put together by Award Volunteers Nikhil and Uttarkarsh. Sue mentioned that she enjoyes the newly renovated office, the old home of Book Cafe. Many thanks to Book Cafe for moving two doors down here at the commerial complex at Shahpur Jat and generusly providing the National Office its first office space!

Sue and her team took in a quick lunch prior to packing in a quick trip on the Delhi Metro to the Delhi University, with assistance from newly inducted volunteer Nivedita.

The delegates from the countries of Pakistan, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have begun arriving to the their hotel the United Services International. Much appreciation for all the planning efforts done by the entire team at IAYP Delhi. As we look forward to an entire week of training, networking and diverse participation, hopes to make the IAYP venture a successful worlwide become stronger!

Read on for more details....

The Sydney Declaration – Owning Our Future

PREAMBLE

We, the FORUM, on this 21st Anniversary of the Association, having met from 28th to 31st October 2009 in Sydney, Australia, reaffirm our vision to be recognised as the programme of choice for young people, reflected in quality, growth and external perception.

At a time in which the world is beset by a range of challenges around faith and family, the FORUM reasserted the principles and values of self-reliance, interdependence, integrity, accessibility, transparency, inclusivity and empowerment to ensure continued quality, relevance and sustainability of the Award programme within a holistic development framework.

The FORUM reiterated the necessity for the Award programme to recognise the importance of supporting National Award Authorities (NAAs) through capacity building projects and facilitating links to national agendas which will inform and extend the Award programme.

FORUM welcomed the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of the youth delegates. NAAs, Trustees, World Fellows, supporters, Ministers & Directors of Education, Youth and Sport and agreed that they played a valuable role in highlighting, exchanging and documenting national, regional and international experiences.

The FORUM acknowledged the importance of youth perspectives and their meaningful participation in and contribution to both the governance and programmatic areas of the Award programme and agreed that the national and regional youth representatives have strategic roles to play in this regard.

Presentations and discussions took into account the challenges of globalisation, changing youth culture and the need for creativity and innovation in addressing youth development through the Award programme. The need to ensure professionalism, clear and consistent values and good governance at all levels of the Association was noted.

A CALL OF ACTION

We resolve to step up the process of bringing clarity and consistency to our common purpose; fostering agents of social changes guided by the principles of self-reliance, interdependence and altruistic action, where boundaries of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class and creed, fall away.

We affirm the Award as a programme which highlights practical experience and exceptional efforts as drivers along life’s journey and where through our programme we give young people the opportunities and confidence to keep learning, do more, and go further. This encapsulates the original vision of our founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

We seek further to arrive at a common understanding and communication of a programme globally recognised, widely endorsed and quality assured through the “One Award Alliance”, to which we all belong.

HRH in New Delhi

Sir Richard Stagg, the British High Commissioner in India, hosted a small dinner on Monday 12 October2009, for HRH the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward) KG KCVO in his capacity as Chairman of the International Council and Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association. The purpose of the dinner was to allow him to talk about the awards and in particular their future in India. The dinner was a small one for very few select guests.

HRH set the tone by introducing the Award to the captains of the Indian industry, and explained how the business can benefit by partnering with the Award Programme. HRH thanked JCB India for their support to the Award in India and Mrs. Naina Lal Kidwai (Chair, Board Of Trustees, Award Programme Foundation, India & GGM & Country Head, India, HSBC Ltd.) explained how HSBC has now made the Award an integral part of for their young BPO and general staff, the Award will be offered to near 4000 individuals in the HSBC corporate set up.

Vice Admiral Suren Govil, National Chairman, International Award for Young People; has been the key driver of the Award Programme in India for near a decade and a half and emphasised the need for the Special Projects, and how the Award works for social inclusion in India. Jyotsna Govil (senior member of the Governing Council of IAYP, India), who has successfully produced the Award India newsletter for near 13 years, emphasised on the human face of the programme.

Sandeep Dutt, was introduced as the National Director to the august gathering that included Mr Chandrakant K Birla (Chairman Hindustan Motors Ltd, Mr Rajiv Kapoor (Executive Vice President - JCB), Dr Peter Mclaughlin (Headmaster The Doon School), Mr Sunil Kant Munjal (Managing Director/Chairman Hero Corporate Services Ltd), Mr Atul Punj (Ex-Chairman Punj Lloyd Ltd), Mr Ashok J Rabheru (Chairman Genysis Group & Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), Dr Analjit Singh (Chairman Max Healthcare India Ltd.) and Mr K P Singh (Chairman DLF).

Utkarsh Ahuja one young Gold Award holder was invited to cover the event as the official photographer and did the Award family proud. The four Zonal Chairpersons of in India; Mrs Lata Vaidyanathan, Mr. Carl Laurie, Mr. Sourajit Palchoudhuri and Mrs. Margarette Davidraj were also present. The honoured guests appreciated the spirit of the programme and how it equips the young for life. A very warm evening, which ended with the keen commitment to build the Award Programme and reach out to near half a million young people in the near future.

Enroll Online

How to get enrolled from the Open Award Centre?


For individual Entrants, who have no access to a school / college / other Award Unit; the enrolment takes place at the Open Award Centre (OAC) or the National Award Authority Office.

JUST FOLLOW

• STEP 1

Fill the form and submit that along with 03 photographs and registration fee of Rs. 500.00 ( Rupees five hundred only), by a bank draft payable to "IAYP INDIA" at New Delhi, or pay online.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

PAY ONLINE
• STEP 2

Get your Starter pack comprising of a Record Book and a diary from the Open Award Centre.
• STEP 3

Start your activities for Service, Skill, Physical recreation, Expedition and Residential Project (for Gold only) under the guidance of your OAC approved Award Leader / guide / mentor / Assessor.

• STEP 4

Record your activities in a diary. An Entrant completes the Award with the help of an instructor and an assessor, who must be aware of the Award Programme and in direct communication with the Open Award Centre.

• STEP 5

Submit your Record Books and Diaries to the Open Award Centre for assessment. On due completion and compliance of the programme needs, the National Award Office will authorise the Award on Record Books.

• STEP 6

Clear all your dues, if any (like registration fee, Service charges and expedition charges etc).

• STEP 7

Get your Award Certificate and badge individually or in an Award presentation ceremony held once in a year and be recognized.

Important
To enroll online you must be over 18 years of Age. For participants below the age of 18; only Guardians / Parents can apply. The participation is at the sole discretion of the National Award Authority, and the enrolment fee is NON REFUNDABLE.
Online payment will be reflected as payment made to www.bookcafe.in

Capacity Building & Training Workshop (CBT), New Delhi India, 9-11 October 2009

Participants List

A R Parmeswaran
P A Srinivasan
R Elangovan
M Singarayan
Suma Kuttiapan
Darshana Dahiya
Naval Singh
P P Vermani
Madhulika Bakshi
Usha Bhalla
Bishakha Banerjee
Chirantan Bhaduri
Kalyani Chakraborty
Kuntak Gupta
Dr. Tapti Dasgupta
Leon Blaise Pereira
Parag Fatehpuria
Fernandez Rita
Alok Virmani
Juzer A Shaikhally
Ratuli Chakraborty

Bhagirathy Jhingran
Karisma
Divyangana
Utkarsh
Tripti
Paridhi
Devyani
Vinod
Chittranjan

Programme

Friday 9th October
11.00 AM to 12.30 PM
Arrivals (check-in from noon) - Accommodation Venue (Sri Aurobindo Ashram)
1.00 – 2.00 PM Informal Lunch – at  Training Venue (Sri Aurobindo Society, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg)
2.00 - 6.00 PM Training Sessions
8.00 PM Welcome dinner – at ESSEX FARMS

Saturday 10th October
9.00 to 4.00 PM Training Sessions
Evening Free time (Visit Delhi Haat / Saket City Walk)
Sunday 11th October
9.00 to 4.00 PM Training Sessions
Evening departures

Detailed programme has been sent to individual participants, along with the Welcome Dinner invitation.

Sandeep Dutt
National Director

CBT Workshop 2009, 9-11 Oct 2009 New Delhi

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED FOR CBT WORKSHOP 9-11 OCT 2009. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN NOMINATED BY A ZONE, YOU CAN APPLY TO THE NATIONAL OFFICE AND GET A NOMINATION FORM. YOU WILL ONLY BE WELCOME AT THE WORKSHOP IF YOUR APPLICATION IS ACCE...PTED AND CONFIRMED. SO FAR THE FOLLOWING ARE ATTENDING:


A R Parmeswaran
P A Srinivasan
R Elangovan
M Singarayan
Neena N Nath
Darshan Dahiya
Naval Singh
P P Vermani
Madhulika Bakshi
Usha Bhalla
Bishakha Banerjee
Chirantan Bhaduri
Kalyani Chakraborty
Kuntak Gupta
Dr. Tapti Dasgupta
Leon Blaise Pereira
Parag Fatehpuria
Fernandez Rita
Alok Virmani
Juzer A Shaikhally

CHEERS,
SANDEEP

sandeep.dutt@iayp.inRead more

Open Award Centre is now on!

The first OPEN AWARD CENTRE (OAC) has been inaugurated successfully at the Sri Aurobindo Society , on the 5th of September 2009.

The Agend of the meeting / launch ceremony:
1. Orientation for the new AWARD participants.
2. Enrolment at the OAC.
3. Plan for the Award Holders Association (AHA).

The meeting itself saw hoardes of participants and volunteers alike.

The students and staff members of the society also attended the ceremony with abundant enthusiasm. It started with a formal introduction and a speech by the head of the society, Mrs. Daljeet Wadwa.

Mr. Sandeep Dutt then officially introduced the programme to the audience. Starting with light discussion about the achievements and goals of IAYP so far, he moved on to explain the role of the programme.
“It is in fact 90% trust and 10% effort. It can find even that tiny miniscule of positive energy in you and enlarge it to that degree that it makes you do grand things. And you will be left with glorious
memories that will last you a lifetime. Why did the award come into being?? It is simply there because we want to motivate you, want you to enjoy the present moment and get rewarded for it, thereby making your life somehow more meaningful. It is presented to you not because you secured the highest position or the grand trophy but because you are showing an initiative. You come first , you receive the award .. you come last , you STILL receive the award . Because you get rewarded for doing whatever it is that you are doing , in a positive way.” Thus by captivating the crowd with his speech which was delivered in a jocund manner , he proceeded to inform the audience about the required fields of the award.

Next, Saachi Sarin, enlightened the audience about her experience receiving the gold. This
programme is considered the highest accolade for an achiever.

Moreover the institute members also showcased many dance pieces, plays and instrumental performance to entertain the crowd.

Following this the interested candidates were registered for the programme and briefed about the coming events. All in all it was a fruitful day.

We are most grateful to Ms. Daljeet Wadwa, Directos of SAIMA, for not only being our host but for assuring us of full support towards the OAC project.

Karisma Rawat

The Award Weekly

Hi Folks !!!!


We are fun ,we are alive, we are young and kicking out there.
Welcome to THE AWARD WEEKLY……

I salute, all those lovely people who make IAYP what it is and what it represents for.
Being the newest member of this top class organization I’m more than
awed by it , I’m completely overwhelmed by this whole new field which has opened out in front of my eyes.
Therefore I write this, my 1st editorial, to pump up that spirit in you, Yesss u cannn do it, achieve whatever u want and desire!! The world is your playground my friends.. And there is no competition whatsoever.

This newsletter has been started fundamentally to air views, exchange information and communicate between individual leaders and participants from all zones. We will make this a weekly affair to update you readers with the latest news regarding the activities taken up by the programme and the challenges encountered by those facing it.

Please share pictures, news, caricatures, updates and even gossip of whatever it is that you have been doing. Send inputs about all your exciting expeditions and workshops as we have much to learn from each other.

I look forward to all your letters and comments. Mail in your inputs to karismalyf@gmail.com

Saluting the spirit of IAYP…

Signing offfffff…..

Karisma Rawat

Please email to brewingknowledge@diljeeto.com and subscribe today!

To all Member schools / Award units and Operators

Dear Award Friends and Supporters;

This is an open letter to all our Award Units and Volunteers, first to thank them for the continued support for the Award Programme, and to apprise all that IAYP India is now all set to grow from strength to strength.

India is youth and youth is India!
A young nation, with the largest youth force in the world, poised to make this century ours. Brand India today is the flavour of the season, the meteoric rise of the services sector and the need for knowledge capital has made India shine on the world map, and this is the opportunity for the Award Programme to build on.

Not many are perhaps aware that the Award Programme in India commenced in the year 1962, and am certain near 2,00,000 lac or maybe more, have either participated or volunteered to build the programme over the years. Some say the Award Programme is perhaps the best kept secret!

A conscious effort is being made by the full Award team to roll out the Development Plan 2010 – 2013, and build up to 5,00,000 participants in the near future. A big capacity building and training initiative is in the offing; the focus now is not only on the 14 -18 year olds at schools, but also on the 18 – 25 in the colleges, corporate and social organizations. We need to work with a mission to bridge the social divide and help young Indians live their dreams.

The national office is now functional and the first Open Award Centre, for the college going and other youth was inaugurated at Sri Aurobindo Society in New Delhi, on the 5th of September 2009, to commemorate Teachers Day and keep the spirit of the ‘guru’ vibrant.

For more and other exciting opportunities, please follow us on http://www.iayp.in/ .
We are also on FACEBOOK, www.facebook.com/iayp.in
To keep you updated with news and plans there is a blog http://www.brewingknowledge.com/

We are there to win hearts and partner for the spirit that keeps everyone youthful. Please share the information with volunteers and the youth. You are most welcome to drop by at our office or email Sandeep.dutt@iayp.in .

Let us join hands and challenge young people everywhere!

Yours truly,

Sandeep Dutt
National Director
International Award for Young People, India

Where is the Open Award Centre in Delhi?

Open Award Centre
SACAC
Sri Aurobindo Society
Adchini Crossing, On Qutab Road, New Delhi 110017, India
http://sriaurobindosocietydelhi.org.in/

Role of Volunteers - Workshop ROV 2009

1st September 2009


Role of Volunteers (ROV), New Delhi India, 19-20 September 2009
Theme: Youth as a Volunteer
Format: Workshop

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

Ø Train the volunteers as award volunteers
Ø Offer a snapshot of the Award programme
Ø Respond to the need for a Volunteer Management Policy

ROV will carry forward youth engaging in society, and work on ways to deliver the Programme for the 18-25 age groups

1. Format & Key Topics
The ROV will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to the sections of the Award Programme.

2. Outcomes: Confidence and clarity on the Role of a Volunteer
To demonstrate the Award’s usefulness to society and drive development, Participants will interact with Trainers and volunteers.

3. The Trainers
The trainers for ROV trainers will be from the National Office and the Volunteers.

4. The Participants
The participants sought for ROV 2009 must be Volunteers. We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

5. The Venue
ROV 2009 Training Venue
Sri Aurobindo SocietyAdchini Crossing, On Qutab RoadNew Delhi 110017
http://sriaurobindosocietydelhi.org.in/

The centre is equipped with the necessary equipment, landscaped outdoor facilities, an AV and training centre.

6. The Costs
All costs will be covered by the National Award Office; from noon Saturday 19th September 2009 to evening Sunday 20th September 2009.

A registration fee of Rs. 100/- per delegate applies to all without any exemptions.
The Fee has to accompany the FORM, please remit to “IAYP India” at New Delhi

7. The Programme

Saturday 19th October3.00 PM to 5.30 PM  Welcome Briefing & Evening Tea
Sunday 20th October Session ,Lunch & Closing Session

Registration Forms – by 13 September 2009
Completed registration forms for all participants should please be returned to the National Office by 13th September 2009. Formal invitations will be provided upon receipt of completed registration forms with participant names.

Apply to:
INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, INDIA
BOOKCAFE, 86 SHAHPUR JAT, KHEL GAON MARG, NEW DELHI 110049
PHONE: +91 11 6466 2720 FAX : +91 11 2649 7165
EMAIL: help@iayp.in
WEB: www.iayp.in
BLOG: www.brewingknowledge.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/iayp.in

ASK for FORM by EMAIL please.

Training & Development Volunteer – India

Role Profile
(Version 1 – To be finalised upon commencement)

Job Description:
Job Title: Training & Development Volunteer - India
Location: Based at Delhi
Reports To: National Director
Direct Reports: None

1. Summary and Main Purpose:

The post will be responsible for the key areas of: Developing Partnerships; Extending the Award; and Quality Assurance within India. This post will also actively participate in aspects of the Strengthening the Structure pathway, where this pathway is concerned with areas of Award management and leadership development. Volunteers will work closely with the Delhi based National Director and the National team as well as liaise with the London based Programme team to ensure coordination of activity, policy and strategy.

The role has overall responsibility for the key areas of:

I. Work closely with the National Director, to set and meet the country’s annual objectives with particular regard to the Developing Partnerships, QA and Extending the Award pathways.

II. Design, develop and implement the capacity building and training, particularly in the developing and facilitating of best practice in the India and in helping key and emerging Zonal Award Authoritys (ZAAs) and Partners to develop training teams and plans.

III. Actively contribute to Award Management and Leadership training and development activity within the country.

IV. Maintain and develop effective and productive relationships with key delivery partnership organisations, such as Partners, World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) and others.

V. Proactively provide operational advice and pastoral care support to ZAAs, IOs and emerging National alliance partners in the social and corporate sector as required.

VI. Proactively develop and supporting key Gold Award holders throughout the region and follow up work with the Award volunteers and youth representatives.

2. Key Accountabilities:

KA 1 To contribute to the setting and meeting of the country’s annual objectives, with particular regard to the Developing Partnerships, QA and Extending the Award pathways.

KA 2 To motivate, encourage and further develop the Award Programme in the Country through designing and conducting appropriate training, contributing as a presenter at National conferences and events, utilising partner networks and country visits

KA 3 To research, develop and manage the training and development strategy for the NAA and its associated budget, in close liaison with the National Director/team and the Programme team

KA 4 To champion and ensure the application of Award delivery best practice across the country including the coordination and implementation of pilot projects or special initiatives.

KA 5 To provide operational advice and pastoral care to ZAAs, IOs and emerging National License Holders through visits and regular contact

KA 6 To contribute to Award management and leadership development in the country through the NAA and related project activity

KA 7 To establish productive links with youth networks such as National Youth Councils etc

KA 8 To facilitate links between Award holders and work with ZAAs to encourage them to engage their Award holders in developing the work of the Award

KA 9 To provide leadership, support and work with the regional youth representatives for meaningful participation in the governance and planning process

KA 10 To develop new operational, promotional and training materials as required

KA 11 To produce reports for the country and for the Programme team as required and assist the National Director in preparing concept papers, proposals and reports on regional/global youth development issues for the Chairman and for governance meetings

KA 12 To contribute and participate in NAA / Governing Council and other National meetings as required

KA 13 To promote the Award and the work of the Association at every opportunity, including to external and internal bodies and partners

KA 14 To perform any other task which may be assigned by the National Director

3. Essential Knowledge/Experience

i. Educated to degree level or equivalent
ii. Proven experience and evidence of success in a training and development role
iii. Proven experience of designing and delivering training
iv. Proven experience in running training events and public speaking
v. Experience of writing training plans and developing resources and materials
vi. Experience of managing relationships with partners and volunteers
vii. Experience of managing resources
viii. Experience of monitoring and evaluating training and development programmes

4. Desirable Knowledge/Experience

I. Experience of working in the charity/ not-for-profit sector
II. Knowledge and experience of the Award
III. Experience of quality assurance processes
IV. Working knowledge of the common national languages

5. Skills & Abilities
(acquired by training or experience)

I. Group facilitation
II. Small group training
III. Computer literate – word processing, power point and spreadsheet skills
IV. Designing, writing training plans and support material
V. Project and event management and evaluation
VI. Development and annual planning
VII. Budgeting and accounts
VIII. Quality monitoring

6. Competencies
(behaviours necessary to do the job well)

I. Excellent written and oral communication skills
II. Communicate concepts in simple clear language
III. Planning and prioritising
IV. Customer focused
V. Decision making
VI. Credible working and training with a variety of diverse cultures, gender, age and social groups
VII. Problem solver and Ideas generation
VIII. Results and outcome focused
IX. Effective communicator with different stakeholders and with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
X. Team player; is able to lead, manage and support as required
XI. Ability to work in a small team

7. Measures of Success
 Achievement of key accountabilities and national plan

Welcome to contact the National Office or email sandeep.dutt@iayp.in

Minutes of the meeting at OAC on 23rd August 2009

TIME: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
VENUE: Open Award Centre
               Sri Aurobindo Society, Adchini, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi 110017

PRESENT: Chaiman and Executive Trustee- Admiral Suren P Govil
National Director- Mr Sandeep Dutt
Youth Reprisentative- Ms. Shloka Vaidialingam & Mr. Rohit Saxena
Volunteers
Participants

To begin with the committee members introduced the ‘The International Award For Young People’, speakders were : Admiral Suren P Govil, Mr Sandeep Dutt, Ms. Shloka Vaidialingam.
Once the participants understood what was required of them, they were registered with the award by
Sachi Sareen (Open Award Center Team Leader).

The following is the list of participants that have been officially registered with the award:
NAME SCHOOL/COLLEGE
1)Divyangana Dhankar Faculty of Law
2)Sahil Cordeiro St. Stephens College
3)Arshiya Singh Takar ---
4)Gauri Mehta DDV(Delhi University)
5)Ishaan Bhatia St. Stephens College
6)Karishma Rawat St. Stephens College
7)Gursheen Ghuman Jawaharlal Nehru University
8)Manvi Gutam Lady Sri Ram
9)Gayatri Talwar St. Stephens College
10)Sarthak Vyas St. Stephens College

Meanwhile Mr. Dutt addressed the team of volunteers, assigning them to various divisions as per their strengths and interests.

In the following is the list of Volunteers with their respective duties:
1. Training - Devyani (Works in Award Office)
2. Communication - Shloka (Youth Rep NAA - assist in PR and Communication)
3. Open Award Centre - Saachi (OAC Team Leader)
4. Event Management - Sanya (Works in Award Office)
5. Web and IT - Samriddhi (Will help Priyank)
6. Programme development - Freya (Works in Award office)
7. Award India - Karisma (Will assist Mrs. Jyotsna Govil)
8. Alumni - Rohit (Youth Rep NAA - assit in IT and Alumni)
9. Office Assitant - Chittranjan Das (Works for Book Cafe, handles the Award desk)
10. Award Office - Kritika (Volunteer Team Leader)

The meeting was concluded by Rohit Saxena who heads Alumni and Facebook initiatives. He addressed those present through a power point presentation, focusing on how the award has been progressing in india since it was initiated as well as ways in which we as key users of networking sights such as Facebook,can aid in the further spread of the award.

The next official meeting of volunteers and participants will be held on the 5th of September,2009 where the Open Award Center will be launched.

There after the team will meet every third Sunday of the month at the Open Award Center.

Special thanks to Chaiman and Executive Trustee- Admiral Suren P Govil,whose energy and young spirit stems to inspire the youth of today towards taking this award across barriers. We are most grateful to Ms. Daljeet Walia, Director of SAIMC, for not only being our host but for assuring us of full suppport towards the Open Award Centre Project.

Agenda for the Meeting of Volunteers at SACAC

We all meet on Sunday 23rd at 4 PM Sri Aurobindo Society, on road to Qutab Institutional area, from Adchini.


Need to separate Volunteers and Participants.

THE PARTICIPATION - Open Award Centre Team
Saachi ...will head the participation initiative, and Shloka will mentor.
The launch of Open Centre fixed for 5th Sept 09.

THE VOLUNTEERS - the Award Office Team
Kritika / Freya will captain the Volunteer imitative and the Volunteers of the Office will chip in.

We need to set up volunteer groups / projects:

1. Training ???

2. Communication - Shloka to take care of this.

3. Open Award Centre - Saachi will handle this.

4. Event Management - ???

5. Web and IT - Priyank is doing this, will need volunteers

6. Programme development - ???

7. Fund raising - ???

8. Alumni - Rohit to head this

9. Partnering - with corporate and social organizations

The Award and the Universities

The Award: Equipping young people with skills for life

The Award is an exciting self-development programme for 14-25 year olds worldwide, which equips them with life skills to make a difference to themselves and their communities.

Introduced first in the UK, the Award is now available in over 125 countries. More than 750,000 young people are now taking part in the programme, including college and university students from 630 institutions.

Offering individuals the chance to develop their skills, the Award is popular with students looking to improve their chances in the job market, and with good reason. In a recent survey employers ranked the Award as the most valuable extra-curricular activity when it came to skills for employment.

The Award: Benefits to students
Balancing your studies and, for many, a part-time job or voluntary work, can be hard enough without joining a club or society. But taking part in the Award programme allows you to build in your existing activities, and get recognised for them.

Split into four sections, Skills, Physical Recreation, Service and Adventurous Journey, the Award is tailored to each individual. For each section, you get to choose what you want to do, which means you can tie in your activities with your study.

You may be involved in voluntary work, for example. This work comes under the Service section of the Award. Or perhaps you’ve taken up a sport. Any physical activities that you are already involved in can be put towards your Award.

The Award is a life changing experience that enables you to:

· Learn new skills to add to your CV; team work, communication and problem solving, skills which employers find valuable

· Complete the Award alongside your studies and other commitments – fit it in around your time

· Make a difference to your community through volunteering and impress employers with your commitment to helping others

· Build your confidence - try something new

· Make lasting friendships

“The Award ensures you ALWAYS have something to talk about in interviews,” says Alex Murphy, University of Melbourne Gold Award Participant and Board Member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Victoria.

“It guarantees life experience, teamwork and commitment - all things employers look for.”

“The Award recognises young people for the list of extra-curricular and voluntary activities to which they give their time. It’s often tough to balance school or college with activities, but Gaisce (the Award in Ireland) makes it easier. I think it’s because at the end of it you have a something that rewards you for all the work you put in!” says University of Limerick student Aoife Finnerty.

The Award and Institutions

The Award is also beneficial to institutions themselves, not least as a way to ensure students have a positive learning experience. The Award can:

· Add value to learning by integrating a programme that offers practical experience and builds confidence

· Help an institution build relationships with local businesses and the wider community

· Make you an institution of choice for students looking for more than just a qualification

· Build a team of student volunteers who go on to become Award leaders themselves who promote the Award and the institution

In Irish universities, the Award (Gaisce) is making a big difference to students and to institutions themselves.

“Gaisce – The President’s Award - is the most prestigious Award for young people in Ireland and is well respected internationally, says Student Development Co-ordinator Aidan Healy.

“We looked at how we could encourage learning outside the classroom and how we could engage with the community around us,” he explains.

“I had done the Award myself and thought it would be a great way to get students interested in activities outside the classroom. The fact that the Award is already set up nationwide was also a benefit to us, as with limited resources starting from scratch could have taken us a long time. It made sense for us to link up with a programme that is already well established and geared up to supporting those who wish to run it. Anyone at the university can oversee the process, from academics to support staff."

Students completing the Award at the University are also attracting publicity.

“The Award is generating positive publicity for the University and its students. There are times when the media can only focus on negative stories about student behaviour. Having positive coverage about students who are involved in good causes helps to change people’s attitudes and, therefore, build better relations in the community.”

In India, the Award is being used to engage students more with society, and to help build their skills for life. An Open Award Centre has been set up specifically for university students to focus on skills development and vocational training. The Centre offers students a programme for mass media, communication, visual arts and other skills. This Centre will bring together 10,000 students from independent colleges in New Delhi to complete the Award, individuals who would have previously been disengaged with society.

The International Award: A positive learning experience

At Egerton University, located in Njoro 200 km from Nairobi, the Award is helping young people make a difference in their communities. Award participants are teaching in primary and secondary schools, providing information on HIV/AIDS and taking part in outreach work to support parents. They are also fundraising to help send three children from primary schools they’ve visited on to secondary education.

“Participating in the Award Programme has been a powerful experience. Since joining the Programme, campus life has been fun and organized. It has instilled discipline and motivation to studies and other activities. There is the joy of participating in an activity and achieving what you set,” explains John Paul Kibet, Award holder and Unit Leader at Egerton University.

“Though some things are not fun, the spirit of perseverance developed after attending expeditions and physical recreation comes in handy. More still, becoming an Award Leader and seeing participants through the programme feels comforting. It gives one the opportunity to pass on the knowledge to someone else. I cannot tell how I would be if I did not join the Award, but I bet it would not have been as good as now”.

Good citizens

In Australia, institutions can see the value the Award brings to their students, their institution and to their community.

“The activities that Deakin students undertake to obtain their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, will enhance, enrich and supplement the graduate attributes that students gain during their course of study,” explain Andrew Giles, Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University and David Essex, Director of Student Life, Deakin University.

“Deakin University is keen to ensure that all Deakin students maximise their opportunities to participate in programs of activities that will enrich their educational experience and enhance their graduate attributes – the Gold Award is such a programme.”

To find out more about the Award and how you can take part as a student or an institution, contact:

Sandeep Dutt
National Director
International Award for Young People, India
sandeep.dutt@iayp.in
Call +91 11 64662720
http://www.iayp.in/

Information courtesy : Communications Team, International Award office London

The Award this week

British Council pledges their support
NAA members meet at Modern School
British High Commission to support the Award Programme
Meeting with Award Volunteers
The Award Volunteers desk help@iayp.in

12th of August 2009
Mr. Rod Pryde invited us to the British Council and introduced us to the new Director Programmes for India and Sri Lanka Mr. Charlie Walker. We are working on a MOU with British Council and more news will follow.

13th of August 2009
Meeting of NAA members at Modern School, kindly hosted by Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan.
1. The Capacity Building and Training being done by the National Office will not be a NTW.
2. The National office will NOT run the Award in units / schools; will work with Corporate and Social bodies.
3. The Zones will focus on schools and add momentum to the Award with support from the NAA.
4. The events / workshops of the National Office will help build up the Volunteer force and the Award brand.
5. The next issue of Award India is due October 2009 and will focus on Capacity Building and Training.

14th of August 2009
British High Commissioner Sir Richard Stagg has kindly offered support and venue for events of the Award programme.

15th of August 2009
Meeting of Devyani & Kritika with Sandeep Dutt. It was decided to focus on the opening of the Award centre at SACAC on the 23rd of August 2009, and to build up the strength of the Award office with the help of Volunteers.

16th of August 2009
Kritika joins as Volunteer at the Award office, our Volunteer desk id is help@iayp.in
At the office Chittranjan Das is available on +91 11 64662720, all weekdays 9 AM to 7 PM.
Need for 25 Award volunteers, contact Kritika for details (help@iayp.in)

Cheers!

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.

RE-GREENING INDIA – FOR LIFE!

A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO RE-GREEN INDIA OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD
AN APPEAL TO CORPORATE INDIA FOR SUPPORT FOR THIS VITAL CAMPAIGN.

Esteemed Ladies & Gentlemen, the Corporate Titans and businessmen & women of our unique, ancient Indian nation. Please lend your country your eyes, your ear, your love, your support and – most importantly - your incomparable determination to achieve in these strained times of competitiveness and ecological chaos. This appeal has little to do with boardroom discussions, the infrastructure of your companies or any aspect of profit. But please do not stop reading this missive!

If we do not have respect for our own selves, each other or the nation of our birth and life, then how can we expect the rest of the world to have any respect for us? Therefore to ensure the land we live in is a safe & healthy haven for each and every citizen, the people of India are about to be encouraged to go to war against desertification of our country, against the death of our holy, life-giving rivers, mountains and seas, and against deforestation of the paltry 11% of forest India has managed to retain against indiscriminate felling.

Rich or poor, we all need clean air to breathe, pure water to drink and uncontaminated food to eat. And putting it very bluntly, the ecology of the nation we all know and love as Bharat Ma, Hindusthan and India is dying, and we need your help, as the inspiring citizens of this nation, to work together with us all to reverse that grim reality - for the good of all concerned.

Our action plan is as follows: -

 That for the next 12 months we are going to ignite a fire in the citizens of India to reverse the disgraceful damage done to the environment we all live in by Re-Greening India – For Life, using the electronic and physical media to spread the message that action is required by each and every individual.
 That the Collectors of every district, in each of India’s individual states designate one large plot in each Panchayat Block for reforestation. This ensures people can easily reach the sites, with or without transport.
 That in larger towns, cities & Metros the Municipal Corporation designates one area in each voting division on large degraded land plots, again, so that all citizens can reach the areas easily.

 That the Ministry of Forests & Environment requests every DFO in each district to ensure the growth of ample indigenous saplings of value to each region in India, in each and every nursery across the country. And as August 2009 approaches the forest dept. will supply the saplings to their fellow countrymen, women and children for planting at the designated sites.

 That on 26th January and 15th August 2009 the commencement of this campaign - “Re-Greening India – For Life!” begins after the Flag hoisting ceremonies are completed celebrating on our Republic and Independence Day. Every year for a 10-year period the people of India will repeat this process until our green cover is what it should be in this most ancient, most cultured and most unique and diverse land.

 That we ask the corporations and business houses of India to contribute to the protection of these locations being reforested by providing the fencing, irrigation source and guards per plot to ensure these efforts to maintain good quality oxygen for our citizens; to prevent soil erosion and landslides and to ensure water and not soil flows into our rivers and seas during the monsoon seasons.

In comparison to the era of my childhood in this land - when our world was greener, and we as a nation were infinitely more sensitive to the natural world and all the voiceless creature therein - we are at a shocking juncture in regard to the environmental devastation in India, with most of the country’s citizens too busy trying to succeed, or even survive, to pay this aspect of life any real attention.
The current status of India as a place to live a healthy life is becoming a major concern, but as awful as it may be we have absolutely no right whatsoever to bequeath this total mess to the children of today and future generations. This situation can only be reversed with the whole-hearted efforts of every citizen and friend of the country.


So please join this campaign to reverse the destruction of our beautiful India
HOW DOES YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS 10-YEAR CAMPAIGN’S ACTIONS BENEFIT YOUR CORPORATION OR BUSINESS HOUSE?
 Your corporate business name will be displayed on the Internet, TV networks, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, airports, and cinema hall, bus depots and hoardings, in all regional languages, for the full 10-year period. (Should you wish to change the copy for such promotional material during the course of the campaign any costs would be borne by the said company.)

 Posts and signs stating the name of the corporations & Business houses that contributed to the protection of that particular reforestation plot will encircle each reforestation plot. We would need to be supplied with your particular corporation’s or business house’s signboards.

 Your corporation or business house will be seen being in touch with the fundamental needs of all those living in the Indian nation, for we all have to breathe air, drink water and eat food to live.

In anticipation of your positive response and participation in this campaign we the people of India thank you most sincerely, and look forward to working together for a cause important to you, all of us who currently reside in India, and the future generations who will thank and bless you for your involvement to save our fragile ecology in India.

To become involved in our efforts to Re-Green India – For Life!, please contact Margie Watts-Carter on the following email addresses: -

Websites & email addresses

http://www.baiga.in/

shantibagh111@rediffmail.com
margie.wattscarter@gmail.in

National Training Workshop (NTW), New Delhi India, 9-11 October 2009

7th August 2009
Theme: Growing Confidence
Format: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
Originally planned for Coimbatore, now being held at New Delhi
Building on the core competency and capacity building in India, the focus will be on:

Ø Train the trainers and award volunteers

Ø Offer a snapshot of the Award experience

Ø Responding to an enhanced national agenda

1. Format & Key Topics
The NTW will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to the sections of the Award Programme.

2. Outcomes: Confidence and capacity building to meet the draft plan objectives

Ø To demonstrate the Award’s usefulness to society and drive development, Participants will interact with Trainers and volunteers.

3. The Trainers
The trainers for NTW2009 will be from the National Office and Zones.


4. The Participants
The participants sought for NTW2009 must be Award Leaders and Trainers in the Zones / Units. We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

The NTW 2009 participants will be five from each Zone .

In addition, it is aimed to have a group of external high level resource people – to work with each of the groups and then form a panel for a series of group presentations.

5. The Venues
The training and accommodation venues for the National Training Workshop are:

NTW2009 Training Venue Accommodation Venue
Sri Aurobindo SocietyAdchini Crossing, On Qutab RoadNew Delhi 110017
http://sriaurobindosocietydelhi.org.in/

Sri Aurobindo AshramSri Aurobindo MargOpp. IIT CampusNew Delhi 110016
http://sriaurobindoashram.net/

The centre is equipped with the necessary equipment, landscaped outdoor facilities, an auditorium and training centre.

Please note: Sri Aurobindo accommodation rooms are only available to us from noon 9 October 2009 to noon 11 October 2009. Any pre or post accommodation will be at delegate’s own arrangement and expense.

6. The Costs

All costs will be covered by the National Award Office; from noon Friday 9th October 2009 to noon Sunday 11th October 2009.

Delegates may apply for flight/travel subsidy to reach New Delhi.
A registration fee of Rs. 1000/- per delegate applies to all without any exemptions.
The Fee has to accompany the FORM, please remit by draft / at par cheque to “IAYP India” payable at New Delhi



7. The Programme

Date Programme

Friday 9th October
Arrivals (check-in from noon)Informal Lunch
Welcome Briefing
Session 1
Welcome dinner

Saturday 10th October
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Evening Free time post 4.00 PM

Sunday 11th October
Session 5
Lunch
Closing Session
Tea & evening Departures Note (check-out by noon) – pre lunch



7. Registration Forms – by 21st August 2009

Completed registration forms for all participants should please be returned to the National Office by 21st August 2009. Formal invitations will be provided upon receipt of completed registration forms with participant names.

The NTW2009 Registration form follows and should be returned to the National Office by Friday 21st August 2009.

Note: further Travel Itinerary and Contact Details form will be sent to each participant via Zonal Award Authority.

Thank you for completing and returning this form for each participant by 21st of August 2009.

TATW

Weekly Award update

1. AV Team (Award Volunteers Team) Meeting will be on the 23rd August 2009
Venue: SACAC (Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Culture)
Please visit website for details and location, http://www.saimc.com/

AGENDA
• Orientation of new Award participants
• Enrolment at the Open Award Centre
• Plan for the Award Holders Association

Award holders and volunteers are welcome, for more information please contact:
AV Team Leader - Devyani Dutt
LSR Award Leader - Kritika
St. Stephens Award Leader - Saachi
Hans Raj College Award Leader - Meehak
JMC Award Leader - Freya

2. The National Office will host the IS supported National Workshop.
The Workshop originally planned for Coimbatore 9-11 October 2009 has been relocated to New Delhi, as a part of Capacity Building and Training, supported by the International Secretariat.
The venue now will be Sri Aurobindo Centre http://www.sriaurobindosocietydelhi.org.in/

National Training Workshop (NTW), New Delhi India, 9-11 October 2009
Theme: Growing Confidence
Format: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
Building on the core competency and capacity building in India, the focus will be on:

 Train the trainers and award volunteers
 Offer a snapshot of the Award experience
 Responding to an enhanced national agenda

NTW will carry forward youth engaging in society, and work on ways to deliver the Programme for the 18-25 age groups

Format & Key Topics
The NTW will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to the sections of the Award Programme.

Outcomes: Confidence and capacity building to meet the draft plan objectives
 To demonstrate the Award’s usefulness to society and drive development, Participants will interact with Trainers and volunteers.

The Trainers
The trainers for NTW2009 will be from the National Office and Zones.

The Participants
The participants sought for NTW2009 must be Award Leaders and Trainers in the Zones / Units. We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

The NTW 2009 participants will be five from each Zone, please contact the nearest Zonal office for further details and for expression of interest.

In addition, it is aimed to have a group of external high level resource people – to work with each of the groups and then form a panel for a series of group presentations.



3. As a part of capacity building and training, NAA will do an add-on session to the Coimbatore Workshop in Delhi and focus on "Role of Volunteers". The workshop will help draft the Volunteer Management Policy. This will be developed after the meeting at the Open Award Centre on the


4. Nominations called for RTW 2009 in November, last date is 1st Sept 2009.
Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop, New Delhi India, 23-29 November 2009
The details and forms available with the Zonal office.

Theme: Define The Future. The Award and National Development.
RTW will carry forward youth engaging in society, an umbrella challenge for the Region 2009-10.

Format & Key Topics
The RTW will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to these six (6) sectors:

Education/academic
Local community
Youth
Government
NGO/international sector
Industry

The Participants (Selection Criteria)
The participants sought for RTW2009 will have to be experienced hands and individuals with roles in policy, administration and youth engagement in the Zones.

We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

The RTW 2009 participants from each Zone (two per zone) will work in six pre-selected groups. Each delegate will be asked to give inputs as a part of the RTW2009 registration process, and be involved in one or more of the six sectors and area of particular interest. The need for previous experience is important.


5. Proposed AHA (Award Holders Association) Summit in December 2009, send in your suggestions to Rohit Saxena please. He is our moderator on Facebook; we hope to have a group of 1000 individuals on FACEBOOK by then. Rohit Saxena is our NAA Youth Rep. and is working on this. He will contact the Zones to form chapters in each Zone, Namrata Daga in South, Swati in East have volunteered to assist. Rhea and Utkarsh, Gold holders in Delhi will support Rohit in his efforts.


6. Facebook and the website very active; and we now have near 340 fans and friends on Facebook.


7. South Zone to host the Annual National Workshop in Ooty in January 2009. The design and delivery will be done by the South Zone Team alone, with necessary inputs from all the Zones.


8. The OAC (OPEN AWARD CENTRE) pilot project of the National Office - details above in Para 1
How will we do this?
•On the 23rd of August 2009 Shloka will do a road show for new entrants.
•The OAC will be run and managed with the help of the AV Team.
•The final AV Team will be in shape in the coming few weeks.
•In Sept 2009 the AV Team will attend the ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS workshop.

The Open Award Centre is a pilot being done by the National Office and will register participants / individuals who cannot make it of any of the North Zone units. In addition the National Office will License Corporate bodies and Social organisation to operate the Award Programme.

The National Office is working with the AV Team and will run necessary training and development.


9. In the coming week the National Director to attend meetings at:
The British Council - to work on plans for partnering
The Modern School - to update NAA members and Award Volunteers on development so far
The British High Commission - seek support from the HC

Cheers, more until next week!

Calendar of Events IAYP India

July 09 – Meeting of the Brand Task Force (London 28-29, 2009)

August 09 – opening of the Open Award Centre, Delhi

September 09 – Role of Volunteers, Delhi

October 09  – National Training Workshop, New Delhi & Chairman to attend the Forum.

November  09 – Regional Training Workshop, New Delhi

December – 09 Meeting of the Award Holders Association, New Delhi

January 2010 – National Workshop – annual feature, hosts South Zone at Ooty

February 2010 – Meeting with NGOs / partners / youth bodies (National office to plan)

March 2010 – National Directors Strategic Alliance. (Initiative of the Regional office)

Cheers,
Sandeep

The Award this Week

TATW as on Sunday the 2nd of August 2009

1. Things to do for the AV Team (Award Volunteers Team)
  • Make an Executive Team and nominate Award Leaders for colleges
  • Workshop plan - ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS
  • First Orientation and formal launch of the Open Award Centre will be 23rd August 2009
2. The South Zone will host the IS supported National Workshop at Coimbatore 9-11 October 2009.
The venue is Chinmaya International School.
Concept: TRAIN THE TRAINER

Participation:
Total 30 = North, West and East will have 5 each, 5 for NAA and 10 for South
30 number includes faculty and trainers (NAA 5 will cover that).

Faculty:
The faculty will have two Award Volunteers, two trainers and one Director.
NAA 5 delegates = The Trustees of the APF have nominated the National Director to be the QA (Quality Assurance) Member on the trainers faculty, for the Coimbatore workshop.

The Zones are free to decide the five participants and may need to do rail bookings ASAP. Zones to please start the search for the 5 participants in each zone. The South will have 10 nominations.

3. As a part of capacity building and training, NAA will do an add-on session to the Coimbatore Workshop in Delhi and focus on "Role of Volunteers". The workshop will help draft the Volunteer Management Policy.

4. Nominations called for RTW 2009 in November, last date is 1st Sept 2009.
Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop, New Delhi India, 23-29 November 2009

Theme: Define The Future. The Award And National Development.
RTW will carry forward youth engaging in society, an umbrella challenge for the Region 2009-10.

Format & Key Topics
The RTW will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to these six (6) sectors:
education/academic
local community
youth
government
NGO/international sector
industry

The Participants (Selection Criteria)
The participants sought for RTW2009 will have a to be experienced hands and individuals with roles in policy, administration and youth engagement in the Zones.

We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

The RTW 2009 participants from each Zone (two per zone) will work in six pre-selected groups. Each delegate will be asked to give inputs as a part of the RTW2009 registration process, and be involved in one or more of the six sectors and area of particular interest. The need for previous experience is important.

5. Proposed AHA (Award Holders Association) Summit in December 2009, send in your suggestions to Rohit Saxena please. He is our moderator on Facebook, we hope to have a group of 1000 individuals on FACEBOOK by then.

6. Facebook and the website very active, and we now have near 325 fans and friends on Facebook.

7. South Zone to host the Annual National Workshop in Ooty in January 2009. The design and delivery will be done my the South Zone Team alone, with necessary inputs from all the Zones.


8. The OAC (OPEN AWARD CENTRE) pilot project of the National Office

How will we do this?

  • On the 23rd of August 2009 Shloka and Rohit will do a road show for new entrants.
  • The OAC will be run and managed with the help of the AV Team.
  • The final AV Team will be in shape in the coming few weeks.
  • In Sept 2009 the AV Team will attend the  ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS workshop.

The Open Award Centre is a pilot being done by the National Office and will register participants / individuals who cannot make it of any of the North Zone units.

The National Office is working with the AV Team and will run necessary training and development.


9. IC Brand Task Force meeting in London,  meeting was chaired by The Earl himself.
This group is working in the strategy to build the Brand of the AWARD and has the best of professionals from all over the world; Award Volunteers, Gold Holders, National Directors, Regional Directors and Trustees. The report will be presented at the Forum in October 2009

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The Award this Week

TATW top stories:
  • The Trustees meeting
  • Award Volunteers Meeting 26th July 2009
  • The Open Award Centre
  • The NTW Coimbatore - Train the Trainer
  • "Role of Volunteers" - New Delhi workshop

 
1. Trustees support the Development Plan

 
The most important event of the week was the Trustees meeting at Mumbai, held on the 22nd of July 2009. There was a broad consensus on the draft Development Plan. For this we need to thank all the members of the Award Programme Foundation Trust.

 
• Aim

 
Make IAYP, India a premier youth programme for inclusive social growth.

• How we will do this?

 
1. Set up Open Award Centres – to facilitate build up of Volunteers and encourage the participation of youth in the 18 - 25 age groups.

 
2. Programme inclusion by enrolling more students from vernacular / government schools, from the current near 375 largely private sector schools.

 
3. Raise the annual enrolments for the program from 15000 to 500,000 in Year 3 of operation

 
4. Set in place a mechanism for fund raising; have Friends of the Award.

 
5. Partner with other NGOs, Volunteer groups and even look at the PPP Model for build up. Use the CSR approach and the Community outreach.

 
6. Set up a national centre that can undertake training for volunteers and award leaders from India and the APAC (ASIA PACIFIC) region.

 

• The role out

 
1. Plan that raises enrolments in stages.

 
2. Set-up volunteer committees that comprise eminent personalities in the various streams.

 
3. Have in place one national centre.

 

 
• 1. Raise enrolment in stages

 
Year 1:

 
70,000 (set forth the seed in model government and vernacular schools; spend time in getting model right for mass implementation; work out sponsorships/ third party funding routes)

 
Year 2:

 
200,000 (massive rollout, focus on timely and accurate implementation on a mass scale)

 
Year 3:

 
500,000 (massive rollout)

This has to be broad based in terms of geography, mix of students, gender. Should not be heavily biased towards anyone area. Further the roll out will be at a measured pace and will be governed by the availability of resources. The APF welcomed the idea of NLO - National License Operators and encouraged the NAA to build the programme on a franchise model with partner bodies.

• 2. The select volunteer committees

 
A. Industry
B. Brand and Communication
C. Educationists

  
• A. Industry

 
Representatives from one or two industry bodies such as CII, TiE etc., banking industry (SBI)

 
The Industry body will communicate with their member/affiliate network in procuring assignments for the volunteers across different industries/service firms as well as tap on to the CSR initiatives of different business entities across India.

 
Need to create programs that dovetail into organisations. For example -- SBI is big on rural banking and reaches out to many communities in far off areas. Plan specifically for SBI so that they can absorb students in bulk.

 
• B. Brand and Communication

 
Youthful Brand ambassadors that are publicly known who actually completed the course, Branding and Communication specialists including those in non English streams, one or two large media houses that can provide coverage for free across regional media.

 
The Brand and Communication team will be responsible for creating brand awareness of IAYP, keeping a strong communication with existing enrolments to further awareness within the student community, work on media coverage across modes of media, create content namely brochures/pamphlets to reach out to government/vernacular schools in the latter language.

 

 
• C. Educationists

 
Eminent hardworking educationists; who have the clout / connect with leading government / private education systems. The Educationists will be people who are well connected to schools across different geographies and can open doors for you. This has to dovetail into the numbers/geographies that you are tapping in the strategy highlighted above.

 
• 3. The National Centre
The centre has to be one fixed place that is needed 365 days a year, but at start could NOT be a fixed place; can be used as and when the need arises for a program.

 

 
2. Meeting of the Delhi AV Team

 
Award Volunteers Team scheduled for today, 26th July 2009 at Barista, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001. Excitement in the air, and expect a good response.

  
AGENDA

 
Make an Executive Team and nominate Award Leaders for colleges

Work on the AHA (Award Holders Association) formation

Workshop plan - ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS

Events and opportunities for the Award Volunteers

Discuss the idea of the Award Holders Summit in December 2009 at British Council

 

3. National Workshop at Coimbatore

9-11 October 2009. The venue is Chinmaya International School.

 
Concept

TRAIN THE TRAINER

 
Participation in Coimbatore:

Total 30 = North, West & East will have 5 each, 5 for NAA and 10 for South

30 numbers includes faculty and trainers (NAA 5 will cover that).

The faculty will have two Award Volunteers, two trainers and one Director.

 
The Trustees of the APF have nominated the National Director to be the QA (Quality Assurance) Member on the trainer’s faculty, for the Coimbatore workshop.

 
The Zones are free to decide the five participants and may need to do rail bookings ASAP. Zones to please start the search for the 5 participants in each zone. The South will have 10 nominations.

 

4. Role of Volunteers

 
NAA will conduct an add-on session to the Coimbatore Workshop in Delhi and focus on "Role of Volunteers". The workshop will help draft the Volunteer Management Policy.

  
This initiative is being chaired by Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan and Malini will help in execution please.

 The AV Team and partner agencies will work together; the event will be in September 2009

  
5. Regional Training Workshop

 
Nominations called for RTW 2009 in November, last date is 1st Sept 2009.

 Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop, New Delhi India, 23-29 November 2009

 Theme: Define The Future. The Award and National Development.

 
RTW will carry forward youth engaging in society, an umbrella challenge for the Region 2009-10.

 
1. Format & Key Topics

The RTW will incorporate group work, case studies, presentations and subject matter experts on how to best engage and add value to these six (6) sectors:

 
Education/academic

Local community

Youth

Government

NGO/international sector

Industry

 
2. The Participants (Selection Criteria)

 
The participants sought for RTW2009 will have to be experienced hands and individuals with roles in policy, administration and youth engagement in the Zones.

 
We are seeking participants with a demonstrated interest and/or involvement in extending the Award into the wider community to meet a higher need.

 
The RTW 2009 participants from each Zone (two per zone) will work in six pre-selected groups. Each delegate will be asked to give inputs as a part of the RTW2009 registration process, and be involved in one or more of the six sectors and area of particular interest. The need for previous experience is important.

 

6. The NAA plan for 2009-10

 
August 09 - Open Award Centre, Delhi

September 09 - Role of Volunteers, workshop at Delhi

October 09 - Train the Trainer, Workshop at Coimbatore (9-11 October)

November 09 - Regional Training Workshop at New Delhi

December 09 - Award Holders Summit

January 10 - Annual National Workshop, host South Zone at Ooty

February 10 - Award partners meeting at Delhi

March 10 - proposed National Directors Strategic Alliance meeting.

 
7. Facebook and the website

 We now have 285 fans and friends on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/iayp.in)

 Website is building up and we are now ready to accept advertisements for http://www.iayp.in/

 Your blog offers information and updates http://www.bookspro.in/

 

 8. PR and Meetings this week

 
21st July: CCS School, Mumbai - meeting of the Zone representatives with the National Director

22nd July: The APF Trustees meeting in Mumbai

22nd July: Archanna Das, VP HSBC Team to work on partnering for the 18-25 employees.

22nd July: Aparna Dubey an award holder in Mumbai, to brainstorm and work on business development.

23rd: Tel con with HSBC Team and the International Council Brand Task Force

 
25th: Informal meeting with Sir Richard Stagg the British High Commissioner in India. Hon'ble HC offered full support and assured us use of services of the  British Council for the developement of IAYP.

 
9. What is in store next week?

 
Visit of National Director to London for the IC Brand Task Force and a visit to the International Secretariat. Followed by a two day stop over to catch breath in Dubai!

 
More from Dubai next Sunday....Cheers!

 

 

“Train the Trainer” – Capacity Building and training at Coimbatore and Delhi

Workshop at CIRS Coimbatore
NTW Coimbatore : 9th, 10th & 11th Oct.’09

The NAA workshop with International Support will now happen at this great venue!

http://www.cirschool.org/

We are happy to work with the School and the Chinmaya family to build up the Award Programme.
Workshop will commence 9th morning and end 11th evening. Details will be worked out this week.

The workshop is in two parts with one session in Delhi (Role of Volunteers) – this will have 20 in all, the delegates for this will be decided by National Office.

Participation in Coimbatore:
Total 30 = North, West & East will have 5 each, 5 for NAA and 10 for South.
30 number includes faculty and trainers (NAA 5 will cover that).
NAA 5 delegates = Director QA (Quality Assurance), One AV Team Member and three trainers.

The Zones are free to decide the five participants and may need to do rail bookings ASAP. Zones to please start the search for the 5 participants in each zone.

AT DELHI - more for Award Volunteers and Partners of the Award Programme.
The session in Delhi (Role of Volunteers) –  will have 20 in all, the delegates for this will be decided by National Office alone.

Please send us your suggestions and inputs latest by the 31st of July 2009. Nominations for trainers are welcome too.

The Award this week (TATW)



1. The first meeting of the Delhi AV Team (Award Volunteers Team) was great. Fresh faces at the Delhi University campus are surely going to make a difference to us. Three College Award Leaders appointed Mehaak at Hans Raj, Krithika at LSR and Saachi at St. Stephens. We meet again next week, and the first orientation will be at the Open Award Centre (OAC)  in August 2009. OAC Delhi will be the epicentre for the college award units, and will even assist individual participants. Thanks Devyani for the initiative and am sure with you as the Award Leader, the Open Centre will be in good hands. Malini our key resource is the mentor to many of our volunteers.


2. The South Zone will host the IS supported National Workshop at Coimbatore 9-11 October 2009. The venue is Chinmaya International School. 30 participants will attend from India alone, with an observer nominated by the NAA, to monitor quality and asses impact. The Workshop is being designed by the NAA and hosted by the SZAA. One session of this workshop will be hosted by the NZAA and will be held at New Delhi.


3. As a part of capacity building and training, NAA will also do an add-on session to the Coimbatore Workshop in Delhi and focus on "Role of Volunteers". The workshop will help draft the Volunteer Management Policy. This initiative is being chaired by Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan and Malini will help in execution please.


4. Nominations called for RTW 2009 in November, last date is 1st Sept 2009. Only two experienced participants from each Zone. For details contact the Zonal Chairperson please.

5. Proposed AHA (Award Holders Association) Summit in December 2009, send in your suggestions to Rohit Saxena please. He is our moderator on Facebook.

6. Stage set for the APF Trustees Meeting on the 22nd of July 2009 at Mumbai.

7. Facebook and the website very active, and we now have near 275 fans and friends on Facebook.

8. South Zone to host the Annual National Workshop in Ooty in January 2009.

9. in last week of July 2009, Sandeep Dutt to attend the IC Brand Task Force meeting in London. A group of 8, meeting will be chaired by The Earl himself.

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