Bryan Pather of Glenwood High School in Durban,has been awarded the Bronze Certificate of the President’s Award.

The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, which operates in over 140 countries around the world. It is thus recognized internationally. In South Africa, the award is endorsed by the Presidency and the national Youth Development Agency (NYDA) as part of the National Youth Service (NYS). Its main values are self-confidence, ability to plan, decision making and leadership opportunities.

The criteria for the bronze award:

  • Service: spread over 3 months
  • Physical recreation: spread over 3 months
  • Skills: an activity chosen and spread over 3 months.
  • Adventurous journey which is a minimum of 2 days and 24 km.

Bryan contributed to Nature Conservation in his community service portfolio. He decided to learn Mandarin as a language after finding that it was one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. He decided to learn two new sports and finally topped it all off with a two day leadership course.

Photo: Joshua Rathbone (Media Club)