• Lindsay at IGE 2008

    From participant to Community Leader

    Lindsay Stovel, IGE delegate from Manitoba, Canada, attended the IGE in Mauritius in 2008. Having left the event inspired, Lindsay considered how she could make an impact on the Award in Canada by

  • Gold Award holder Shibnath

    Life through a Lens

    Shibnath Mondol is 19 years old and has been blind since birth, but this hasn't stopped him achieving great things, including his Gold Award. Here he explains his inspiring Award story and why we are

  • Jazz pianist and Award holder Thompson Egbo-Egbo

    I come from down your way

    Thompson Egbo-Egbo grew up in Regent Park, Toronto, a low income, high crime neighbourhood. Regent Park was one of two communities chosen by the municipal authority in 1997 to trial The Duke of

  • Newly elected Emerging Leader Representatives pictured together in Cheonan, South Korea

    Emerging Leader Representatives elected at International Gold Event in Korea

    The International Gold Event (IGE) in Korea has culminated with the election of eight new Emerging Leader Representatives

  • Award participant Molly Macaire mentoring young people online in Kenya.

    Self-education online

    Bronze Award participant Molly Macaire has set up a project to help disadvantaged children self-educate in a slum village in Kenya. Here she explains what inspired the creation of EDCLUB and how her

  • Celebrating young people and their mentors in Turkey

    Celebrating young people and their mentors in Turkey

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Turkey celebrates its participants and the volunteers and donors who help to deliver the Award

  • Australian Gold Award holder, Emily Gray, holding a baby in a village in Nepal.

    Award holders gather for Commonwealth Youth Summit

    Ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, Award holders from across the globe will gather in Scotland to take part in the largest Games Legacy event for the youth sector

  • Award participants Albert and Daniel holding up their record books

    Award participants make tech easy for the elderly

    Albert Cherng and Daniel Leong, Gold Award participants from British Columbia, Canada, are helping elderly members of the community learn how to use tablets, smartphones and computers through

  • HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh: (c: The British Monarchy)

    HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to visit to The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

    Staff at The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation (the Foundation) and The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) will be opening their doors to two very special guests in March

  • Singer Russell Watson entertains guests at a special fundraising dinner for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

    Stars come out for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

    Tennis player Laura Robson, tenor Russell Watson, TV presenter, writer and actor Charley Boorman and mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE join guests at a special fundraising dinner for The Duke of Edinburgh'

  • On the right side of the track

    Vionaver Booysen, 22, grew up in Hanover Park in the Cape Flats, an area inhabited by residents who have been removed from District Six. Declared a ‘whites only’ area in 1966, black people were

  • The Duke of Edinburgh talking to Award participants in the UK

    Duke attends his 500th Gold Award presentation at St James’s Palace

    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will attend his 500th Gold Award presentation at St James’s Palace today

  • HRH The Countess of Wessex appointed Global Ambassador

    HRH The Countess of Wessex has accepted an invitation to take up the role of Global Ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

  • Award participants in South Africa

    Celebrating International Youth Day

    Today is the UN’s International Youth Day and we are championing the young people who do, deliver and support the Award worldwide. International Youth Day recognises and celebrates the contribution

  • Young people fixing computers in Ghana

    Giving back in Ghana

    In Ghana, young people make up roughly 26 per cent of the total population, however, despite economic growth since 2001, the country has seen a decline in opportunities for urban employment. Many

  • I've come a long way

    Born in Israel, I moved back from Canada two years ago. To tell you the truth, before hearing about the Award I was not very keen on volunteer work or community service whatsoever

  • The joy of volunteerism

    We young people are best to tell our own story on how we are affected by activities around us. I am a typical example of how the Head of State Award Scheme, a member of the International Award

  • From participant to ambassador

    "My name is Frederik and I am a 19 year old, bilingual Dane living in Copenhagen. I first heard about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from family friends in England but sadly the concept wasn’t then

  • Meeting new friends and giving back

    My name is Kanika Issar and I am 19 years old. I received my Gold Award in May 2010 in New Delhi, India, from the Vice-President at the time - Mr. Hamid Ansari. Today, I am in Riga and I am

  • New Zealand student speaks up on poverty

    Frustrated at the perception that young people don’t care about social issues such as poverty, a 17 year old student from Dunedin, New Zealand has used a skill for public speaking to instil passion