15 Feb 2019
We have announced a new way for Cambridge schools in India to broaden their offering to learners by teaming up with the International Award for Young People (IAYP).
The new initiative will enhance learning inside and outside the classroom as the IAYP delivers the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in India, the world’s leading youth achievement award.
The Award, which will run alongside formal academic programmes, is made up of three levels, bronze, silver and gold, and is open to all 14 to 24 year olds.
Students must complete four sections at each level to achieve the award— voluntary service, skills, physical recreation and adventurous journey.
The bronze award is for those over the age of 14, the silver for those over the age of 15 and the gold award for those over the age of 16.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: “At Cambridge International we are committed to offering broad and balanced curriculum to our learners, and we believe this award provides excellent learning experience that can complement Cambridge Pathway programmes and qualifications.
“Just as Cambridge qualifications enjoy worldwide recognition, the IAYP is internationally recognised as evidence that a student has completed an excellent programme that will have challenged them and nurtured the development of desirable character traits and qualities.”
Kapil Bhalla, National Director, IAYP, said: “Both Cambridge International and the IAYP believe that not all learning happens in the classroom — in fact, some of life’s biggest lessons can happen in the least likely locations.
“By offering the award as non-formal education alongside the academic Cambridge programmes, schools will have the opportunity to help students step outside their comfort zone and develop soft skills such as leadership, team work and confidence through a holistic education.”
If you want to find out more about offering the IAYP or the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award at your school, fill in the enquiry form on our website.