The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment is proud to be The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in South Africa. It is available to all 14–24 year olds, regardless of their background.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people to take control and make their own choices. And although the Award’s framework remains the same wherever it is delivered, no two Awards are the same. Instead, each young person designs and creates their own bespoke programme, unique to them. There are currently more than a million young people doing their Award around the world, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators who are in tune with the interests and challenges facing young people today, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.

The Award is comprised of three levels each progressively more challenging.

Participants are required to complete four sections at each level: Voluntary Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold level, participants also complete a Gold Residential Project

Bronze

For those over 14 years old.

Silver

For those over 15 years old.

Gold

For those over 16 years old.

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