The President’ Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People. The International Award Foundation oversees the Award Programme in over 140 countries globally, with 25 countries in Africa. The Programme currently has over a million active participants globally with over two-hundred and fifty thousand of the total participants based on the African Continent. TPA is a registered non-profit organization (004-920NPO) with Public Benefit Organization status, registered with SARS (PBO#930001329).
TPA celebrates its 35th Anniversary in this year.
Participants progress at their own pace through 3-Levels: Bronze, Silver & Gold.
Bronze – Ages 14+
Silver – Ages 15+
Gold – Ages -16+
There are 5-Sections to the Programme that must be done for a specified minimum period of time and for each Level:
Service – Encourages responsibility to the community
Skills – Encourage the development of cultural, vocational & practical skills
Adventurous Journey – Cultivates a spirit of adventure and discovery; an understanding of the environment and the importance of team work and common purpose
A Residential Project – Gold Level Only – Broadens their experience through living & working with others over a 5-consecutive day period. An experience outside a participant’s ecosystem.
So far seven learners from our school registered for bronze and also attended a camp that was held at East London from the 27th – 29th of July 2018. HKCS learners together with learners from St Matthews, Xolani and Toise Senior Secondary School completes their adventurous journey by hiking 24 km. The hike represents the 24 hours of community service they did over a period of 3 months before the camp.
Location: Hendrik Kanise Combined School
Alicedale, Eastern Cape, South Africa