International Schools Group (ISG)

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Programme

 

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International Award Activities

Service

 

The aim of the service section is to encourage service to individuals and to the community. Members of a community have a responsibility to each other and that voluntary help is needed.



Loreto School Kenya, April 2012

The aim of the service section is to encourage service to individuals and to the community. Members of a community have aresponsibility to each other and that voluntary help is needed. You should identify the voluntary service required, gain some knowledge of the needs of those whom you are assisting and then receive briefing and training in the skills required to give that service. The value of participation in the Service Section comes from training, giving practical service, and appreciating the needs of the community. Although the specific benefits depend on the choice of activity, the Service Section should provide opportunities to:

  • make a personal contribution
  • appreciate the needs of others and contribute to their well being
  • trust and be trusted
  • understand your personal strengths and weaknesses
  • increase self-esteem
  • overcome prejudice and fears
  • generate positive action in the community
  • accept responsibility

 

- Service Ideas Resource