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.

Credit to his country


Alex encourages his peers to become entrepreneurs.

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His greatest test

South Africa

Award holder uses cricket to help reduce crime committed by young people.

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David has brought his community together through participation in an environmental project that benefits the community.

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Award holder campaigns to fight poverty

New Zealand

Through the Award, Katya Curran has been invited to talk at international forums about the fight against poverty.

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Waste not, want not


Asad set up a campaign to help educate the community on their environmental impact.

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Award holder defeats odds to get Gold


Despite being born with three kidneys and a hole in the heart, Kate McDevitt has succeeded in getting her Gold Award.

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Empowering women to support themselves


Farhana Meghami has created a project to empower women in her local community.

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Change your life and your community


Taking part in the Award at school helped Olunga get his life on track. He is now helping others to do the same.

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I now have my own identity


Johanna explains how the Award helped her find her identity.

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No longer isolated


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

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