News

  • Special Projects donors hear of fund’s transformative impact

    10 Dec 2015

    Last month we were privileged to welcome Award speakers from across the globe to London. They came to tell their stories to a group of valued donors who support our Special Projects fund

  • The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    Let the Global Goals commence!

    28 Sep 2015

    The UN Sustainable Development Summit ended yesterday and the Foundation welcomes the United Nations’ decision to commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years

  • Award participants from South Africa attempt to break the cycle of crime.

    Youth promoting peace

    21 Sep 2015

    On International Day of Peace, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation is highlighting how The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) brings young people together to

  • Award holders elected as Emerging Leaders at the IGE in South Korea

    Promoting civic engagement for young people

    12 Aug 2015

    Today is International Youth Day (IYD), a day to draw attention to the valuable contribution young people make in communities around the world. This year’s IYD specifically seeks to promote young

  • Award participants learning new skills in the laboratory.

    Championing youth skills worldwide

    15 Jul 2015

    Today is the first World Youth Skills Day, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to generate greater awareness of the importance of vocational education and training and the development of

  • Foundation’s Global Benefactor receives Order of Canada

    1 Jul 2015

    Global Benefactor of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, Margaret (Maggie) Fountain, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in the Canada Day Honours List

  • Irene Kamanda speaking at the World Fellowship annual dinner

    Supporters hear how Award helps girls “lead from the front”

    10 Jun 2015

    “I am speaking of girls who are brought up knowing they are worth a few cows since that’s what their dowry is. They are there to be seen, not to be heard

  • Award holders at work

    Foundation launches ‘Award holders at work’ campaign

    5 May 2015

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation has today launched its first global campaign, Award holders at work, to highlight the valuable employability skills young people can develop

  • Keesha, Award participant from New Zealand

    Celebrating a Young Commonwealth

    9 Mar 2015

    Commonwealth Day is celebrated across the Commonwealth by young people, schools, communities and civil society organisations on the second Monday in March every year. It 

  • Farhana Meghami, Gold Award holder and entrepreneur from Bangladesh

    International Women's Day: Make it happen

    6 Mar 2015

    Ahead of International Women’s Day (IWD) we hear from a Gold Award holder from Bangladesh who is working to empower women in her local community and beyond