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.

Bronze Award participant, Ahmed Afiq and his friends on their Adventurous Journey in the desert.

A new me


Ahmed Afiq feels like a new person since doing his Award.

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Darren Tan, NYYA holder from Singapore

From the streets to the Bar


Taking part in the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) helped turn Darren Tan's life around.

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Award participants Albert and Daniel holding up their record books

Making tech easy for the elderly


Albert and Daniel set up Service project to connect elderly residents.

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Adventurer Charley Boorman on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

The spirit of Adventure


Adventurer Charley Boorman talks about the value of exploration.

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Hong Kong Award participant Jannet Lai Yee Wing

Accepting who I am

Hong Kong

Through the Award Jannet Lai Yee Wing has learned to challenge herself and not to compete with others.

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Extending the Award through sport


See how the Award is helping young people in the Mathare slum learn new skills to support themselves.

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On the right side of the track

South Africa

Vionaver has transformed her community, helping to provide safer living conditions for its residents.

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Female Award participants in Ghana looking at photographs

Life through a lens


Patricia Yeboah's Award project has enabled marginalised young women to share their stories and experiences with the community through the art of photography.

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Aviral Gupta looks at clothes with women in Makkawalam, India

Micro-financing in the community


Concerned by the plight of poverty in his community, Aviral Gupta decided to take action.

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Raising hope


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

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