Transforming the lives of young people in Africa
1. Christian discipleship – offering young people the opportunity to share and discuss their own thoughts on many youth issues and to find a Biblical perspective in areas that affect their lives.
2. Church service – involving young people in the everyday activities of his or her local church, using their gifts and abilities to serve the church.
3. Community Service – focuses on having a positive impact in their community. The aim is for young people to be active in meeting the needs of the community in a practical way.
4. Skills development – helping young people to develop business and life skills enabling them to take this into a job or setup their own businesses to provide for them and their families.
5. Physical recreation – young people engage in regular physical exercise through group or individual sports such as football, netball, dance, team building games and running. This increases their personal health and sense of wellbeing whilst having fun.
Over the course of 12 months, each participant has to be able to demonstrate that they have been actively involved in each of these five sections of the Award, for both the Silver and Gold Awards, in order to obtain their certificate of achievement.
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Frequently asked questions
A typical Africa Youth Award group of around 15-20 young people costs around UK£20 per month or UK£240 a year to support. This covers training manuals, graduation t-shirts, certificates and communication. Everything else is self-sustaining.
However, there are opportunities for sponsors to extend their support to cover games equipment, work tools and other equipment needed in the delivery of the Award.
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