The framework consists of six sections: Service, skills, physical recreation, adventurous journey and residential project.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, operating in over 140 countries and territories around the globe. The names of individual operating authorities often differ from nation to nation, but the Award and its unique reputation with employers, policy makers and leaders in society remain unchanged and consistent.
To date, over 8 million young people have started their Award and begun their journey to a brighter future.
The Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24. It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires sustained effort over time. The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims.
There are three levels to the awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level of the Award has four sections, these include: community service, physical recreation, skills development, the adventurous journey and a residential project.
At Madinat Khalifa, we celebrated our first cohort of Bronze Level participants who officially passed and received their certificates this year, making it the first six students to be awarded during the 60 year celebrations. They are already excited about the challenges of the Silver Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is offered as a weekly ECA.