Our philosophy

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global structured non-formal education and training programme that challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and change the world around them.


The Award encourages young people to:

  • develop their self-discipline in setting and achieving goals;
  • channel their creative energy into meaningful pursuits;
  • develop a sense of belonging to a community of active young people;
  • form leadership and teamwork skills;
  • improve their physical activity.