A group of 7 learners from our school joined the President’s awards this year.
The main reason for the learners to join the Awards is to be part of a group that is going to help them grow confidence in themselves. They believe that helping others, will help them become better versions of themselves and their goal it to help the community and inspire other learners to be interested in joining this program.
The mission of the President’s awards – with assistance of adult volunteer leaders, is to empower young people between the ages of 14 and 25, by providing a balanced, non-competitive framework for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves: enabling them to become responsible active citizens within their communities.
Our learners have been participating in the following community service since joining the president awards project:
- Helping teachers clean their classes especially in the lab.
- Clearing papers in the community.
- Helping elder community by volunteering to go to shops to do groceries.
The list is endless but the learners have been helpful around the community to complete the first section, which is bronze in the president’s awards,
The learners feel that being part of the Presidential Awards is helping them grow and is helping them learn that sometimes helping other people is not a bad thing and are very excited about being part of The President’s Award and they are looking forward to meeting other people who are in the TPA so they can learn new things, our group is excited to be part of a partner school project Sifunda Kunye Project that enables the learners to be part of 5 other schools in the Eastern Cape.