It’s not a donation. It’s an investment
By investing in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, you are enabling us to reach our mission that all young people in Romania, no matter their circumstance have the opportunity to participate.
Our global non-formal educational framework recognizes and celebrates young people’s achievements outside of the classroom. It enables young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture or access to resources.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.
Help ensure that every young person has the opportunity to discover their infinite potential.
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Shajjad Rizvi MBE
Shajjad Hadier Rizvi, appointed Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is the Chair of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Romania, Director of the Romanian-British Chamber of Commerce in Cluj Napoca, and founding member of Youth Cancer Europe, a European organization that supports young people who have overcome cancer.
Shajjad Rizvi MBE, Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania Foundation
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HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program, through the experience gained, the dedication of its volunteers and staff, is a complex and rewarding experience for all its participants. Therefore, the encouragement and recognition reflected on the young people in Romania gives it invaluable value. Its impact is felt after the first steps in this country, and its role as a model initiative is widely recognized.
My father was a pioneer in non-formal education and learning and even 65 years ago, he recognized that young people needed to be resilient, confident and adaptable. He recognized that these were attributes that you didn’t necessarily learn in a classroom – but rather, were developed through persistence, challenge and commitment in areas like voluntary service, sport, hobbies and adventurous pursuits.
He founded the Award to help young people discover that they are capable of so much more than they ever realized.“
HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of Trustees to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown
“Millions of young people across the world between the ages of 14 and 24 have now taken part and received bronze, silver and gold awards.
Now, more than ever, we need to invest in the world’s most precious resource – our young people – to ensure they have everything they need to tackle the current challenges they face and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.”
Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Patron of the Award in Romania