praxMatrix has been recognised as a ‘Gold Friend’ of the International Award Association (International Award for Young People) at a ceremony in London earlier in the month presided over by HRH the Earl of Wessex. The Award is given in ‘recognition of outstanding support to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation’. Other awardees included HSBC, Coutts, Xstrata, and Halcyon Gallery.
Over the past twelve months praxMatrix has been developing a global online learning platform for the IAA. The project has required documenting the activity of the IAA in Korea, India and Indonesia and much of this work is provided pro bono by praxMatrix. Next weekend we will be going to Bali to film and document training for the Award in Badung.
The IAA programme fosters the development of self-reliance, self-confidence, tolerance, respect and community awareness at a personal, local, national and global level. Having documented some of the outstanding special projects in countries like India, praxMatrix is both enthusiastic about the project we are working on the Award and pleased to be able to contribute to the development of the Award amongst young people on an international level.