The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.

Since its launch over 60 years ago, the Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non-formal education, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development and is achievable by any 14-24 year old who wants to take up the challenge.

The program includes community service, skills development, entrepreneurship, physical development, and environmental components. The program stipulates that each participant pursues a hobby. The final stage is the adventure and exploration component, which consists of a two-day trekking and camping. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program helps us attain our goal of educating our students as globally competent well-rounded individuals.