STONEHAGE FLEMING supports the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Award will be delivered by Afrika Tikkun in partnership with the President’s Award in South Africa reaching 685 disadvantaged young people over three years

Cape Town, 4 July 2022 – Stonehage Fleming (“the Group”), the leading independently owned international multi-family office, is pleased to announce its commitment to provide three years of support to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (“the Award”). The donations will directly support the work of the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa, helping to engage young people in disadvantaged communities. It will be delivered by the Group’s charitable partner and leading non-profit organisation, Afrika Tikkun.

Established in 1956 by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework which empowers young people to learn and grow through non-formal education and learning, all while working towards internationally recognised accreditation. Operating in more than 130 countries and territories, the Award supports 14-25 year olds to develop transferrable skills, get active, cultivate a sense of adventure and volunteer in their community.

It is delivered through a range of national and local partners worldwide, including The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa, where almost 4,000 young people are currently taking part, supported by 600 volunteers.

Stonehage Fleming has a longstanding relationship with Afrika Tikkun and together they support disadvantaged youth with education and social development. The President’s Award will be available in all five Afrika Tikkun’s centres across Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Johan van Zyl, Chairman of Stonehage Fleming South Africa said: “In partnering further with Afrika Tikkun, we’re delighted to be supporting The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa. Like the Duke of Edinbdurgh’s Award, our local President’s Award aims to equip our youth for life and for work regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests.

This Award is earned, not granted, through the completion of a range of activities over a set period of time. Doing the award is a personal challenge for each individual who takes part; it encourages them to push through their perceived limits and realise new levels of achievement. As such it resonates with one of our core values, which is to strive for excellence in everything we do.”

John May, Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation said: “This is an exciting partnership for the Award, the benefits of which will be shared by hundreds of young people in South Africa over the coming three years. Africa is one of the Award’s fastest growing regions, which makes this partnership with Stonehage Fleming and our friends at Afrika Tikkun all the more relevant. Thank you to Stonehage Fleming, for your support and commitment to young people as they discover their infinite potential through the Award.”

Adele Latchman, CEO of The President’s Award in South Africa added that: The Award in South Africa is excited to work with Afrika Tikkun to deliver the programme to hundreds of young participants and to ensure its success over the coming years.”






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Stonehage Fleming is one of the world’s leading independently owned multi- family offices and the largest in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as measured by its breadth of services, geographic reach and by assets under management, advice and  

Stonehage Fleming provides a range of services from long-term strategic planning and investments to day-to-day advice and to the world’s leading families and wealth creators. The Group advises on over GBP60bn (USD75bn) of assets and includes an investment business with more than GBP16bn (USD20bn) under management for families and charities. Stonehage Fleming is c.50% owned by management and staff. The Group employs over 900 people in 14 locations around the world.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global, non-formal education and learning framework which challenges young people to develop new skills, get physically active, learn about teamwork and leadership through Adventurous Journey and volunteer within their community.

It was founded by HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, in conjunction with German educationalist Kurt Hahn.

It is known by a range of different names around the world – including The President’s Award in Kenya, DofE in the UK, The International Award for Young People in India and Mednarodno priznanje za mlade (MEPI) in Slovenia.

There are currently more than a million young people completing their own unique Award programme, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offenders’ institutions.

From running as an established programme in a blind boys’ academy in India, to the introduction into youth organisations in Israel; the Award’s framework can support and thrive in a multitude of different environments.

Since its launch over 60 years ago, millions of young people have participated and received Awards, with millions more benefitting from its impact in communities around the world.

HRH The Earl of Wessex is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

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The Afrika Tikkun Foundation is a Non-Profit Company providing education, health, and social services to underprivileged communities in South Africa through their four centres of excellence across Gauteng and the Western Cape. 

Currently assisting over 10,000 children and youth across the country, their primary goal is to create a sustainable future for the youth of South Africa, the credibility of this cause won the support of the Patron-in-Chief in memoriam, Nelson Mandela. The success of Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle-to-Career approach is rooted in partnerships with beneficiaries and their communities, as well as the fundamental alignment and support of civil society organisations, private businesses and government. Together, we are able to make a powerful and sustainable impact, allowing more young South Africans can thrive, rather than just survive.

Our Cradle to Career 360° Model that provides a holistic approach to the development of young people from early childhood to school leaving age, to when they journey into accessing economic opportunities. Our support services also include primary healthcare, nutrition and food security, family support services and empowerment. Four centres of excellence across Gauteng in Alex, Diepsloot, Orange Farm, and Braamfontein and one in the Western Cape: in Mfuleni.

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