To broaden their horizons and to provide students with the confidence and enthusiasm to be involved in civic activities in later life, special programmes are introduced. These include collaboration with registered organisations, both local and international.
People to People International (PTPI) creates lasting cross-cultural connections between everyday citizens around the world to help them explore global issues, serve and enrich their diverse communities, and become effective leaders in creating a peaceful world.
PTPI Kuala Lumpur (Sri KDU Secondary School) Student Chapter was chartered on 11 April 2009. The Student Chapter is made up of students aged between 15-17, who meet regularly and take part in exciting and inspiring community projects and events. Students are offered an opportunity to make a difference in their community that exemplifies the vision of Sri KDU Secondary School, “Changing Lives and Enriching Communities for a Better World” and the PTPI Mission “Peace through Understanding”.
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award operating in over 140 countries and territories around the globe. The Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24. It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced.
The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims. Students have to choose a Service, Physical Recreation and Skills activity each, and go on an Adventurous Journey. This allows our students to further hone their skills, to get physically active, to give service and to experience adventure, which are essential for their development outside the classroom.
The Eco-Schools Programme (TESP)
The Eco-Schools Programme (TESP) is an international programme, which encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community. The greatest achievement is that it produces generation after generation of sustainably minded, environmentally conscious people.
At the heart of the programme is a structured ‘change management’ process called THE SEVEN STEPS, used to work towards continuous improvement in environmental action.
THE SEVEN STEPS :
- Establish an Eco-Schools Committee
- Carry out an environmental review
- Establish an action plan
- Monitor and evaluate progress of the action plan
- Link the practical initiatives based on certain environmental themes to the curriculum
- Inform and involve the wider community
- Develop an Eco-Code