Whilst this style of learning can positively impact all young people, non-formal education can be particularly powerful for those who may not be able to access a full formal education – such as young offenders, those living in poverty, ethnic minorities, young parents, those with physical or learning disabilities or those from an at risk or marginalised background.
The Special Projects program is striving to ensure all young people have access to the Award – and seeks to achieve notable growth in the numbers and diversity of young people participating in, and achieving, the Award worldwide.
There are three key strands to the programme:
Stand by Me: A special Award buddy programme for integration of young people from Ukraine The Award in Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic are initiating a scheme and nationwide network to facilitate communication and mitigate the impact of the war in Ukraine on young people. They will help to integrate them into schools, communities and […]
We launched Virtual Award Centre to support young people who had lost contact with their Award Leaders when youth groups and schools were no longer meeting in person. This enabled raise impact, diversity, relevance and accessibility of the Award nationwide, with the special involvement of young Award Ambassadors, gold holders who became Award Leaders and […]
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania Foundation was chosen to host the Forum Award in 2022.
We were happy to launch a new project, by extending the Award programme in Transylvania North region in order to improve access and reach 850 young people and train and support 220 adults as Assessors and Award Leaders in the next 3 years. Through this project our strategy is to be more innovative and ambitious […]
The Spouses of Heads of Mission (SPOHOM) of Bucharest, an informal group of spouses of ambassadors and chargés d’affaires accredited to Romania, provides a social network fostering friendship, exchange of experiences and mutual support. Conceived as a cultural diplomacy and fundraising initiative, this bilingual book “Celebrating food around the world” aims to provide accessibility to […]
InSide Out project saw us delivering the Award to young offenders in re-educational centers and penitentiaries aged between 14-25 years, deprived of liberty but with access to different activities that could offer support to be included in the society. We were able to deliver the Award to 100 Award participants from the re-education system, and […]
A project working with 550 young people and 61 adults of ethnic Hungarian minorities from Covasna county, especially unemployed young people or in danger of becoming unemployed, young people suffering rural and remote location exclusion and young people with ‘other’ disadvantages. The project connects the youngsters with the community life, through the various educational processes […]
Award in Business is a project where the Award is offered to companies with young employees and deliver internship programmes, offering them the opportunity for personal and professional skills and competences. Promoting the Award to companies is a new opportunity to support the young employees to develop not only technical but also soft skills, become […]