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.


Peniel discovers his passion through the Award

From drawing, to draftsmanship, to studying architecture


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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


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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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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

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Jason attending the IGE 2005

Jason's IGE experience shaped his life

Jason's IGE experience shaped his life


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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

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Chu Win Kai attending IGE 2011

Chu Win Kai's unforgettable IGE experience

Hong Kong

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

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Anish represents the Award at the summit

Anish's perseverance helps him achieve his goal


Gold Award holder Anish perseveres with challenges to achieve his goal

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Award participant, Sandy

Sandy's letter of thanks


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


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

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