Young people having competed the Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania project were welcomed on Tuesday at Elisabeta Palace by Crown Princess Margareta for an award ceremony.
In his speech to the ceremony, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania Chairman Shajjad Rizvi mentioned the development of the programme in Romania thanks to a great extent to Princess Margareta as well.
UK ambassador in Bucharest Paul Brummell was also in attendance.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a leading personal development programme initiated by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956 that has expanded to include more than 140 countries from around the world.
The programme is designed for young people aged between 14 and 24 years from all walks of life who are encouraged to take on non-formal education activities that will secure their balanced transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
The programme was launched in Romania in 2013, currently including secondary and high schools universities and youth NGOs. In 2017, the Award in Business Romania was started to include young corporation employees.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania has been placed under the aegis of Crown Princess Margareta.
AGERPRES (RO — author: Daniel Popescu, editor: Florin Marin; EN — author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)