Doing

Challenge yourself and discover the world around you. The Award provides you with skills and experiences that are consistently recognised by employers and educational institutions worldwide.

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Taking part in the Award requires commitment over time but it is simple to get started and you will reap the rewards for your time and effort.

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See what young people and volunteers have to say about doing the Award

Raising hope

Kenya

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

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No longer isolated

Jordan

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

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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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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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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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Farhana Meghami

Farhana's employment story

Bangladesh

How doing the Award helped Farhana land her dream job

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Ravichandran Balasubramaniam

Ravi's employment story

Malaysia

How doing the Award helped Ravi start his career

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Rosalyn Yake

Rosalyn's employment story

Canada

How doing the Award helped Rosalyn prove her value.

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

Recognised for my ability

Australia

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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Jazz pianist and Award holder Thompson Egbo-Egbo

I come from down your way

Canada

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

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