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.

Medeea Katerina Petrovan playing guitar

Why aren't you an Award participant?

Romania

Silver Award participant Medeea-Katerina asks other young people to take part in the Award.

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Bronze Award holder Paulo Caetano and Director of Development Alberto Lidji speaking to Award supporters at Windsor Castle.

Prepared to join the job market: Paulo's story

Portugal

Taking part in the Award has given Paulo the confidence to communicate with people outside the deaf community.

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Award participant Molly Macaire mentoring young people online in Kenya.

Self-educating online

UK

Molly Macaire has set up a project to help disadvantaged children self-educate in a slum village in Kenya

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Bronze Award participant, Ahmed Afiq and his friends on their Adventurous Journey in the desert.

A new me

Qatar

Ahmed Afiq feels like a new person since doing his Award.

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Darren Tan, NYYA holder from Singapore

From the streets to the Bar

Singapore

Taking part in the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) helped turn Darren Tan's life around.

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Award participants Albert and Daniel holding up their record books

Making tech easy for the elderly

Canada

Albert and Daniel set up Service project to connect elderly residents.

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Adventurer Charley Boorman on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

The spirit of Adventure

UK

Adventurer Charley Boorman talks about the value of exploration.

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Hong Kong Award participant Jannet Lai Yee Wing

Accepting who I am

Hong Kong

Through the Award Jannet Lai Yee Wing has learned to challenge herself and not to compete with others.

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Lord Stanley Fink, supporter of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Why I support the Award

UK

Lord Stanley Fink explains why he supports the Award.

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Extending the Award through sport

Kenya

See how the Award is helping young people in the Mathare slum learn new skills to support themselves.

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