Ignite Award founded by AwardsWA, it is a challenging program of self-discovery for young people aged 10 to 14 years old that provides opportunities to learn valuable skills, be physically active, assist others in the community and experience adventures. The award benefits young people by fostering positive attitudes towards learning, complementing their school curriculum whilst also building an environment for positive engagement and interaction between young people and the community. It also promotes positive self-development and leadership skills and is a great tool for participants to transition into secondary school, hence creating responsible and motivated young people in Western Australia.
Didier Walks is a passionate and proud partner with AwardsWA, offering hiking adventures to Ignite Participants of all levels, although all children of a similar are also welcome.
Look out for our planned Ignite/kids hikes or contact Didier directly for a tailor-made hiking experience to meet your needs.
Didier first began working with school-aged children when he was 18 years old at a local out of school childcare centre. Followed by volunteering as a leader on YMCA school holiday camps. He then progressed by being employed directing the camps. A local catholic primary school approached him to establish an out of school childcare centre which still runs strongly to this day.
In Didier’s early 20’s he completed a Certificate IV in Residential and Community Care With Children. Which qualified him to work with children at risk, Wards Of The State and managing difficult behaviours.
Following the course, he was employed for three years as a House Parent for a boarding school for primary school-aged kids from the country with Attention Deficit Disorder, where he also worked with their families.