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 holder defeats odds to get Gold


Despite being born with three kidneys and a hole in the heart, Kate McDevitt has succeeded in getting her Gold Award.

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Empowering women to support themselves


Farhana Meghami has created a project to empower women in her local community.

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Giving back


Kanika Issar says the Award has encouraged her to be a better citizen.

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Change your life and your community


Taking part in the Award at school helped Olunga get his life on track. He is now helping others to do the same.

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I now have my own identity


Johanna explains how the Award helped her find her identity.

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No longer isolated


Taking part in the Award has given Almira the confidence to achieve more.

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Courage and growth


Taking part in the Award helped Jassin and his family integrate into their new community.

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The joy of volunteerism


Charity has continued to volunteer her time in the community since completing her Award.

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A better life


Life in residential care was isolating for Ludo before he started his Award. Since taking part, he has made many friends and has much hope for his future.

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Great expeditions

New Zealand

Jamie explains how the Award opened the door to many great adventures.

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