11th March 2014 : A report by Gyanendra Tewatia (YES Centre Manager)
One day orientation workshop for Award mentors was held for twenty teachers from Vidya Sanskar International School. Vasudha Neel Mani, Principal, Vidya Sanskar International School welcomed National Award Authority (NAA) India National Director Kapil Bhalla by talking about the excitement among the school students who are part of The International Award for Young People (IAYP) programme and also talked about the overall development she has witnessed among the students taking IAYP programme. Mr. Bhalla also talked about the positivity that is induced into the students who are able to achieve the goals that are set by the participants themselves.
The one day workshop helped the Award Leaders to understand how the program operates and they were also made to understand their importance when the student of their school gets involved in IAYP programme. Through various activities the programme involved lively interaction between the mentors and the trainers. The workshop was divided into four sections based upon the pillars of the Award i.e. Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey and was delivered by Kapil Bhalla, Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager) & Vijayashree Pahal (Member, National Training Panel). The programme concluded with the presentation of participation certificates to the participants by Deepti Mahlotra, Vice principal. Click for pictures