The President' Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People.
The International Award Foundation oversees the Award Programme in over 140 countries globally, with 25 countries in Africa.
The Programme currently has over a million active participants globally with over two-hundred and fifty thousand of the total participants based on the African Continent.
TPA is a registered non-profit organization (004-920NPO) with Public Benefit Organization status, registered with SARS (PBO#930001329).
TPA celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2018.
What do we do?
TPA creates opportunities for young people to develop character discover their purpose and determine their future to contribute towards nation building. The Programme provides a framework for non-formal education and has set guiding principles with proven outcomes for participants who complete the Programme.
The Programme delivers the following:
Participants progress at their own pace through 3-Levels: Bronze, Silver & Gold.
There are 5-Sections to the Programme that must be done for a specified minimum period of time and for each Level:
To begin the Programme, each participant reflects upon their interests, abilities and ambitions as they set themselves challenges through the 5-Sections of the Programme. The participants are teamed with adult Volunteer Award Leaders as they begin with award journey.
More than 600 adult volunteers are actively involved in mentoring young people that are on the TPA Programme.
The TPA Programme is designed to reward perseverance and inspire individual action through challenging but non-competitive activities.
On achieving an Award, participants would have developed many skills, behaviours and attitudes that equip them to succeed in life, work and society.
The TPA Programme is promoted through three broad Target Areas in SA:
TPA Programme is available in all nine provinces across South Africa. The participants enrol via their school, community initiatives, correctional centres and various other organisations that are actively implementing the TPA Programme.
Outcomes for Participants on the Programme
The Programme is the most inclusive youth development programme in SA.
Outcomes for Participants:
:: Who We Are
Vision: Our vision is to become the self-development programme of choice for young people in South Africa.
Mission: Our mission, with the assistance of adult volunteer leaders, is to empower young people between the ages of 14 and 25, by providing a balanced, non-competitive framework for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves: enabling them to become responsible active citizens within their communities.
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