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Award Digest 26th April 2012

This week we congratulate the International Award for Young People India on 50 successful years! Well done to the National Award Authority team led by Sandeep Dutt, and all the volunteers, Award Leaders, operators, partners, supporters, parents and participants/Award holders who have contributed to 50 years of the Award in India.
As well as news from India and youth development stories from around the world, a highlight this week is the Georgian Wildlife show – an innovative and enterprising environmental science and practical English web/video project produced by Georgian Award participants.
If you have news, a story or link to share, please send it to Sarah Douglas.
Award News
India – IAYP India celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebrations at The British Council in New Delhi on 21 April 2012 –
On the web
Sporting Heroes Dinner raises £100,000 for Award Programme -
On Facebook
Georgia – Young Award participants in Georgia set up wildlife show and website as part of their Skills Section for their International Award -
Romania – The Award in Romania looks forward to their big event to be held at the British residence which will promote and raise money for the Award (details in English in the linked document) -
On YouTube
India – Secretary General John May sends a message to Gold Award achievers as part of India's 50-year celebrations -
Asia Pacific – Australian Award participants undertake their Adventurous Journey in New Zealand -
Youth development
Global – Unemployment crisis spurs global youth summit
Global – Ban Ki-Moon stresses need for reproductive health care for young people
Africa – World Bank organises Youth Employment forum in Africa
Zambia – Sexual reproductive health knowledge inadequate – says Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia
Nigeria – Grooming Leaders Today For Tomorrow
Zimbabwe – In Pursuit of Youth Empowerment (opinion piece)
Nigeria – Young people present first-ever 'crowd-sourced' recommendations for AIDS response in UN history
Zambia – Landmark report on HIV among Zambia's young people highlights challenges and charts the way forward
Rwanda – 50,000 Jobs Created in 2011
South Africa – Young people have lost hope, National Youth Development Agency warns
Europe – Unemployment of Europe's young people soars by 50%
UK – Will 'wellbeing measure' allow charities to prove their worth?
Jamaica – Youth Minister welcomes UNESCO Clubs
USA – Young Americans are under siege
Indonesia – Indonesian youth in the post-1998 era of democratization
Philippines – Association of Southeast Asian Nations youth leaders craft a 'wishlist' statement calling for reforms
Philippines – The Philippine Army and the local government to gather youth in leadership summit
India – India has 270 million illiterates
India – Skill enhancement crucial to high economic growth
Sarah Douglas
Communications Assistant
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association
Award House, 7-11 St Matthew St, London, SW1P 2JT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 4242
Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 4141
Skype: sarah.douglas82

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