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.

Blind Boy's Adventurous Journey


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


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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I became an entrepreneur


Comfort explains how the Award helped her pay her school fees

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Kennedy Kamau

Scouting and the Award


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

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Irene Kamanda

Leading from the front


Irene explains how the Award is making leaders of girls in Samburu County

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Harriet Gwokyalya

I have a hope


Harriet explains her journey of hope through the Award

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Jazz pianist and Award holder Thompson Egbo-Egbo

I come from down your way


“I think there is always a place for the Award, regardless of your background and where you start from.”

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Melanie receives her Gold Award from Governor-General, Quentin Bryce

Recognised for my ability


How doing the Award has enabled Gold Award holder Melanie Tran to be recognised for what she can do, not what she can't

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Simon Rounding on another adventure in the snow.

My Award journey


Simon Rounding explains how the Award enabled him to develop skills he missed out on in the classroom.

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