Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association

The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all 14 to 25 year olds. Launched in the UK in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Programme has now spread to over 125 countries. Last year, over 750,000 young people worldwide took up the Award challenge.

We are dedicated to youth development and making an impact on the lives of young people worldwide. Have a look at some of the ways that we are reaching out to young people and their communities:

International Award inspires new hope in Northern Uganda

An exciting partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Programme is helping young people in Gulu to rebuild their lives after civil war. Through the Award, young people are learning vocational skills, finding their independence, and healing wounds within their communities. Click for more…

Global youth event inspires delegates to make a difference

Over 100 Gold Award holders took part in the International Gold Event 2008, where they participated in service projects, workshops and forums to enhance their personal contribution to the development of the Award Programme in their own countries. Click for more...

Association seeking interns for major new initiative

Following the announcement of the Peter Cruddas Social Innovation Initiative at the triennial International Gold Event in October 2008, the International Award Association is now recruiting interns to support this exciting new initiative. Click for more…

International Award connection leads to poverty project

Following a chance meeting at the Associations International Gold Event (IGE) in Hong Kong in 2005, two Gold Award holders were inspired to develop a project to help poverty-stricken communities in Chennai, India. Click for more…

To find out more about the International Award Association, please visit our website at www.intaward.org

Duke of Edinburgh Award
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