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.

Award participant, Sandy

Sandy's letter of thanks

Australia

Thanks to funding from a grant project supporting disadvantaged young people, Sandy was able to participate in the Award.

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Gold Award holder Shibnath

Shibnath overcomes challenges to achieve his Gold Award

India

19 year old Shibnath overcomes personal challenges and achieves his Gold Award.

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ITAP leader Kalsang

ITAP Leader Kalsang shares his story

Nepal

Kalsang chose to be an ITAP leader to teach young people about their environments and show them the rewards of challenging themselves

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Gold Award participant, Greta

Greta's employability story

Lithuania

Greta gained valuable skills and connections that led to employment with PwC.

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Broadening my horizons

Australia

Award Participant Nicholas Lapsley explains how the Award has taught him that he can be both independent and competitive while living with cerebral palsy.

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Blind Boy's Adventurous Journey

India

My heart pumped fast when I heard where we were going, it was my dream to stay a night in the invincible jungle...

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A new way of seeing the world

India

A chance encounter with the Award led Vicky to a career as an international photographer.

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Noble Varughese

The Award awakens something

United States

Noble Varughese from Lincoln Hall explains how the Award changes the young men he works with

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Comfort

I became an entrepreneur

Ghana

Comfort explains how the Award helped her pay her school fees

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Kennedy Kamau

Scouting and the Award

Kenya

Kennedy, a Scout, explains how he benefited from the Award

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