BECOME WORLD READY

with an internationally recognised Social Qualification

More than

10 000+ young people in South Africa

With the support of adult volunteers, donors and supporters; we are developing the social skills, employers and universities are looking for in our youth. Look at our 2017/2018 achievements:

10 400+

new participants

R 7.6 million

donated

10 400+

new participants

R 7.6 million

donated

10 400+

 new participants

R 7.6 mil

donated

250+

volunteers

2 800+

awards gained

250+

volunteers

2 800+

awards gained

250+

volunteers

2 800+

awards gained

AWARD OUTCOMES

The Award can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential universal life skills, complementing their formal education or things they are learning in the workplace. This enables them to grow in confidence and in their ability to contribute positively to their communities.

Drawing on previous research undertaken on the Award and other youth organisations and existing research and recommendations on the outcomes of non-formal education, the Foundation has developed a description for the outcomes of the Award for young people. It has been found that the Award helps young people develop the following social and emotional capabilities:

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Confidence

Self-reliance, self-esteem, self-efficacy, capacity to act in one’s own interest and need, self-belief and ability to shape your own life and the world around you.

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RESILIENCE & DETERMINATION

Self-disciplined, self-management, self-motivated, focused, having a sense of purpose, persistent, self-controlled etc.

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RELATIONSHIPS & LEADERSHIP

Motivating others, valuing and contributing to team working, negotiating, establishing positive relationships, interpreting others, managing conflict, empathising etc.

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CREATIVITY & ADAPTABILITY

Imagining alternative ways of doing things, applying learning in new contexts, enterprising, innovating, remaining open to new ideas, reading situations correctly and adapting as required.

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PLANNING & PROBLEM SOLVING

Navigating resources, organising, setting and achieving goals; decisionmaking, researching, analysing, critical thinking, questioning and challenging, evaluating risks, reliability.

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MANAGING FEELINGS

Reviewing, self-awareness, self-control, reflecting, self-regulating, self-accepting etc.

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COMMUNICATION

Explaining, expressing, presenting, listening, questioning, using different ways of communicating.

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PERSONAL & SOCIAL WELL-BEING

A person’s state of mind, relationship with the world around them and the fulfilment they get from life: well-being, life satisfaction.

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CIVIC COMPETENCE

The ability and willingness to engage in active participation, based on an attitude of trust in other people, in all the contexts of social life: school, local community, working place, recreational activities.

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INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

Ability to operate in different cultural settings (of different ages, skills, religions, languages, etc.) and adaptability to changing circumstances and ability to sense and respond to new contexts.

Award participants and adults delivering The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) around the world have been coming to terms with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives, work and study. Self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing measures mean that for many continuing the Award in their usual way has become increasingly difficult or impossible.

The Award plays a crucial role, now more than ever, in supporting the individual health and wellbeing of Award participants, as well as in underpinning social cohesion and creating a vital sense of community and connection for young people.

To support participants during this challenging time and to encourage young people to stay active, the Foundation has implemented some temporary changes to the Award Requirements. These changes are temporary and valid for the period 01 May – 31 December 2020.

The temporary changes are supported by further guidance that is designed to clarify existing Award requirements outlined in the International Handbook for Award Leaders (7th edition – 2019). For further information, please download guide below:

AWARD OUTCOMES

The Award can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential universal life skills, complementing their formal education or things they are learning in the workplace. This enables them to grow in confidence and in their ability to contribute positively to their communities.

Drawing on previous research undertaken on the Award and other youth organisations and existing research and recommendations on the outcomes of non-formal education, the Foundation has developed a description for the outcomes of the Award for young people. It has been found that the Award helps young people develop the following social and emotional capabilities:

award-icons-confidence-png

Confidence

Self-reliance, self-esteem, self-efficacy, capacity to act in one’s own interest and need, self-belief and ability to shape your own life and the world around you.

award-icons-resilience-determination-png

RESILIENCE & DETERMINATION

Self-disciplined, self-management, self-motivated, focused, having a sense of purpose, persistent, self-controlled etc.

award-icons-relationship-leadership-png

RELATIONSHIPS & LEADERSHIP

Motivating others, valuing and contributing to team working, negotiating, establishing positive relationships, interpreting others, managing conflict, empathising etc.

award-icons-creativity-and-adaptability-png

CREATIVITY & ADAPTABILITY

Imagining alternative ways of doing things, applying learning in new contexts, enterprising, innovating, remaining open to new ideas, reading situations correctly and adapting as required.

award-icons-planning-and-problem-solving-png

PLANNING & PROBLEM SOLVING

Navigating resources, organising, setting and achieving goals; decisionmaking, researching, analysing, critical thinking, questioning and challenging, evaluating risks, reliability.

award-icons-managing-feelings-png

MANAGING FEELINGS

Reviewing, self-awareness, self-control, reflecting, self-regulating, self-accepting etc.

award-icons-communication-png

COMMUNICATION

Explaining, expressing, presenting, listening, questioning, using different ways of communicating.

award-icons-personal-social-well-being-png

PERSONAL & SOCIAL WELL-BEING

A person’s state of mind, relationship with the world around them and the fulfilment they get from life: well-being, life satisfaction.

award-icons-civic-competence-png

CIVIC COMPETENCE

The ability and willingness to engage in active participation, based on an attitude of trust in other people, in all the contexts of social life: school, local community, working place, recreational activities.

award-icons-intercultural-competence-png

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

Ability to operate in different cultural settings (of different ages, skills, religions, languages, etc.) and adaptability to changing circumstances and ability to sense and respond to new contexts.

Award participants and adults delivering The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) around the world have been coming to terms with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives, work and study. Self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing measures mean that for many continuing the Award in their usual way has become increasingly difficult or impossible.

The Award plays a crucial role, now more than ever, in supporting the individual health and wellbeing of Award participants, as well as in underpinning social cohesion and creating a vital sense of community and connection for young people.

To support participants during this challenging time and to encourage young people to stay active, the Foundation has implemented some temporary changes to the Award Requirements. These changes are temporary and valid for the period 01 May – 31 December 2020.

The temporary changes are supported by further guidance that is designed to clarify existing Award requirements outlined in the International Handbook for Award Leaders (7th edition – 2019). For further information, please download guide below:

Temporary Changes
to Award Requirements