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.


I became an entrepreneur


Comfort explains how the Award helped her pay her school fees

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Kennedy Kamau

Scouting and the Award


Kennedy, a Scout, explains how he benefited from the Award

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Irene Kamanda

Leading from the front


Irene explains how the Award is making leaders of girls in Samburu County

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Harriet Gwokyalya

I have a hope


Harriet explains her journey of hope through the Award

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Jazz pianist and Award holder Thompson Egbo-Egbo

I come from down your way


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

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

Recognised for my ability


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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Simon Rounding on another adventure in the snow.

My Award journey


Simon Rounding explains how the Award enabled him to develop skills he missed out on in the classroom.

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Medeea Katerina Petrovan playing guitar

Why aren't you an Award participant?


Silver Award participant Medeea-Katerina asks other young people to take part in the Award.

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Bronze Award holder Paulo Caetano and Director of Development Alberto Lidji speaking to Award supporters at Windsor Castle.

Prepared to join the job market: Paulo's story


Taking part in the Award has given Paulo the confidence to communicate with people outside the deaf community.

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Award participant Molly Macaire mentoring young people online in Kenya.

Self-educating online


Molly Macaire has set up a project to help disadvantaged children self-educate in a slum village in Kenya

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