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.

Gold Award holder Spencer Aston

Rehabilitation through the Award

UK

Spencer proves that the Award is open to all, regardless of their background or ability.

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Raising hope

Kenya

Julius helps young people in the Mathare slums cope with the challenges they face.

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Dr Rosanna Peeling, Gold Award holder from Hong Kong

First female to get Gold in her country

Hong Kong

Dr Rosanna Peeling explains why the Award is a valuable tool for young women's development.

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A lesson learned

Kenya

Judy Cheshire launched an initiative to help young people complete their education.

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Gold Award holder Janice Mustafova

A Canyon to Climb

Ireland

Janice Mustafova overcomes her illness to get Gold.

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Second chances

UK

Former young offender Danielle explains how the Award helped her rebuild relations with her family, friends and the community.

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Edward Lampton with cousin Kerrilee

Empowering indigenous youth

Australia

Award Leader Edward explains how the Award helps bring young people from different cultures together.

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Kerrilee Lampton from Australia on her visit to the UK

Lives of young indigenous Australians turned around

Australia

Kerrilee explains how the Award has given her and other young people a better outlook on life.

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Responsible giving

South Africa

Duncan has created a project to encourage companies to make a long-term commitment to communities.

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Much more than just survival

Russia

Through the Award, Natalia has met and made friends with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

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