The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Troop Leaders, Council Executives Converge for The National Award Leader Training

Troop Leaders, Council Executives Converge for The National Award Leader Training

Ninety participants composing of Senior/Cadet Troop Leaders and Council Executives participated in “The Duke of Edinburgh Award” National Award Leader Training held on April 21-23, 2013 at the Quezon Premier Hotel in Candelaria, Quezon.

The training provided the participants who will play vital roles in the award process as Award Leaders and Award Unit Leaders were provided with an understanding, know-how and inspiration to deliver the award locally.

Adeptly imparting their knowledge on the award were trainers, Ms. Cynthia S. Jusay of Mandaluyong Council, Ms. Rosario B. Rosales of Negros Oriental-Siquijor Council and Ms. Francelline Jimenez of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. Training Director Ms. Ma. Carmen B. Gerundio also served as assisting trainer. All are accredited by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation as Award Leaders and Award Trainers.

Topics that were extensively discussed included history & structure, general conditions and four sections of the award, roles and responsibilities of the key people in the award process, guidelines for implementation and activities under the programs of the GSP that could be carried out by the girls to earn the award.

National Training Committee Vice Chairman Dr. Fe Violeta B. Taring integrated wisdom in her welcome greetings during the opening of the training while National Training Committee Member Mrs. Norma R. Valencia shared inspiring thoughts and values to ponder in her message during the closing program.

The five participating regions gave their impressions on the training through their representatives: Ms. Eugenia A. Madarang of Isabela Council, Northern Luzon Region; Ms. Ann Grace M. Gonzales of Manila Council, Central Luzon Region; Ms. Noemi N. Almeria of Antique Council, Visayas Region; Ms. Helen A. Arancon of Davao del Sur Council, Eastern Mindanao Region; and Ms. Cherryl B. Estabas of Iligan City Council, Western Mindanao Region. All expressed eagerness to actively take part in this special program of the GSP and make a profound difference in the lives of the girls.