Award stories

See how The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is transforming individuals and communities across the globe. From the streets of Delhi to the favellas in Brazil, the Award is helping put young people on the path to a better future.

Catherine

Catherine becomes an advocate for the improvement of animal welfare

The award helped me to better the lives of vulnerable animals

Saudi Arabia

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The power of language

The Award developed Mizanur's talent for languages

Bangladesh

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Farhana

Farhana becomes a symbol of female empowerment in Bangladesh

The award helped me to discover my calling

Bangladesh

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Peniel

Peniel discovers his passion through the Award

From drawing, to draftsmanship, to studying architecture

Ghana

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Nathan with his teammates on his Adventurous Journey

Using my Award experience to overcome natural devastation

Nathan discovers himself through his Service section

Bahamas

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Hasanka planting trees

Harnessing the digital world for environmental good

The Award ignited a passion for the environment in Hasanka

Sri Lanka

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Jason attending the IGE 2005

Jason's IGE experience shaped his life

Jason's IGE experience shaped his life

UK

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Irena with new friends at IGE 2011

Irena's IGE experience exposes her to diverse perspectives

IGE 2011 delegate Irena experiences diverse perspectives at this global leadership event

Slovenia

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Lindsay at IGE 2008

Lindsay's IGE experience leads her to great things

IGE delegate Lindsay learns skills at IGE that equip her for life

Canada

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Chu Win Kai attending IGE 2011

Chu Win Kai's unforgettable IGE experience

Gold Award holder and IGE delegate talks about what the global leadership event meant to her

Hong Kong

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