Overview of TPA

The Award is a leading structured, non-formal education and learning youth development programme. It empowers young people aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive programme and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation oversees the Award programme in more than 130 countries and territories globally, with 18 countries in Africa. The programme currently has more than 1 million active participants globally with about three hundred thousand of the total participants based on the African Continent.


TPA is a registered non-profit organization (004-920NPO) with Public Benefit Organization status, registered with SARS (PBO#930001329).