Eight students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) were among those who received their Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) Awards. Sofia Angela Aquino, Julia Hong, Kim Ye In, Christina Meneses, Rae Ann Tamayo, Maria Joan Wilson, Isabelle Young and Baeg Yuna received their Bronze Award from the Head of Mission of the British Embassy to the Philippines, Mr. Trevor Lewis, in recognition of their outstanding success in educational activities and community services.
Founded by Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1963, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award operating in over 140 countries around the globe. It is a voluntary program of activities that requires its winners to achieve success in four areas: community service, skill development, physical fitness and adventurous journey. It encourages young people between 14 and 24 to carry out both challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time supported by the school.
By completing their volunteering activities, improving or learning a new skill, and completing a physical activity, the awardees demonstrated their commitment and organizational skills, and built on their self-esteem and leadership skills.