Why the Award
We believe that not all learning happens in the classroom. In fact we believe that some of life’s biggest lessons happen in the least likely locations. And The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference.
Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.
Who can provide the Award?
The Award is about individual challenge and developing a sense of commitment and can be provided by government and independent schools, universities and colleges, and a wide range of non-profit organizations, sports clubs, employers, re-educational centres and other institutions working with young people.
With guidance from Award Leaders, Assessors and other Award volunteers, each young person is encouraged to examine themselves, their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set challenges in the four different sections of the Award.
How to get involved
You can also provide DofE at your school or organization working with young people. Contact the Award Foundation for more information:
- get acquainted with the program and contact us
- select suitable persons and register them for the Award Leaders training
- together we will present the program in your institution and help with the recruitment of participants
- the Award program can begin for you
Deliver the Award
Any organisation that works directly with young people can become a member of the Award community and apply to become licensed to deliver the Award. There are many benefits to offering the Award to young people. By delivering the Award your organisation will:
Help to develop the lives of young people and their communities;
Become part of an international network of Award Operators in over 130 countries and territories worldwide; and
Provide professional development opportunities for your staff.
Our national office is more than happy to help you (more information in the Contact section).
Centru Virtual Award – The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania
Universitatea Petrol – Gaze din Ploieşti
Tânăr și Liber
Școala Gimnazială Nr. 2, Boldești Scăeni
Școala Gimnazială Mircea Luca Băișoara
Do you want to provide the Award?
Every organization working with the youth can deliver Award program. Let us know, we are more than happy to help you. Once you have enough information, you can sign up for a basic training or an adventurous journey training. In case you have already finished your training or you are preparing for the training, you can fill in the Participant application form and make it easy for yourself to start delivering the Award at the organization of your choice.
The Award program
Supported by personalities
“Our purpose is to build more than lives – is helpful in shaping and strengthening the new generations that Romania needs for its own future.”
Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of Romanian Crown
HRH Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh – Program Founder
HRH Prince Edward
Chairman of the Award at global level
Custodian of Romanian Crown
British Ambassador in Romainia