Welcome to the official blog collective for the NYAA Gold participants of CAMP CHALLENGE (as of Jan 2018)!
** NOTE – This blog collective is for those who registered for NYAA before 2018.
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This blog collective allows you to record and track down your memories and reflections of the activities which you have completed in pursuit of your NYAA Gold. At the end of your NYAA Gold journey, we hope that this blog will also serve to assist you in checking your hours and supplement your NYAA Gold report for submission to the NYAA Council.
You may even explore new opportunities by browsing through the experiences of your fellow NYAA Gold participants – simply click on each user’s name on the Participants side bar on the right to read their posts, or click on the specific Category that you’d like to view.
Begin your journey by writing a new post today!
To start writing with us, register for an account with our blog collective by clicking on “Login / Register” on the top right of our website. Upon registration of an account, you will be able to login through the same button and begin posting.
Do remember to categorize your posts accordingly; we hope that you enjoy blogging with us!
Four Key Components of NYAA Gold Programme (as of Jan 2018)
1. Service Learning (Touching Lives, Making a Difference)
This component recognizes young people’s development as socially responsible citizens who understand the issues faced by the community and explore how they can contribute actively to find a solution. They can choose to undertake a Values-In-Action project or any community service projects of their interest.
Objective: To learn how to give useful service to others in the community and to understand the meaning behind voluntary service.
Gold: At least 60 hours of regular activities spread over a minimum period of 12 months.
2. Outdoor Appreciation (To be at Ease with Nature)
Outdoor learning supports the development of confidence building as young people are placed in unfamiliar environments outside of the classroom. It also develops young people’s problem-solving skills, enhances teamwork, strengthens understanding of the natural environment and inculcates in young people a sense of stewardship for our environment.
Objective: To be at ease with nature and develop stewardship for our environment.
Gold: At least 36 hours of outdoor activities with a specific learning goal.
3. Healthy Living (Physical & Mental Wellness)
Healthy living aims to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle that allows us to get through our daily activities. It also hopes to develop a healthy body and mind. Our behavior has a significant impact on our wellness and adapting healthy habits with a balanced diet and exercise while avoiding destructive habits such as tobacco, drugs and alcohol will improve both our physical and emotional well-being.
To develop physical and mental wellness through healthy living
Gold: At least 48 hours of regular activities spread over a period of 18 months.
4. Community Leadership Initiative (Creating an Impact, Delivering Change)
This component challenges participants to take on leadership roles in their own community service projects. Participants are to identify a need in our community and through the understanding of cultural differences, find solutions to contribute effectively to bring about a positive outcome. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their leadership skills as they work in partnership with people from various backgrounds to undertake a community project that will not only broaden their horizons but also trains them into culturally sensitive, service-oriented and holistic leaders. The newly remodelled section hopes to see more student/youth-initiated activities that bring positive and meaningful contributions to the community, be it on the national or international level.
To build leadership skills while serving the needs of the community.
The Gold Level participant can embark on the initiative individually or in small groups.