Overview of TPA

The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering youth 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 program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation oversees the Award Programme in over 130 countries and territories globally, with 18 countries in Africa.  The Programme currently has over 1.3million 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).