The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DoE) is open to all 14-16 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Participation in the award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements. Although non-formal education, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development.
The learners are encouraged to participate in a range of activities that develop skills such as leadership, perseverance, team work and communication. There are three different levels of awards, namely Bronze, Silver and Gold in 5 sections which are: volunteering, physical activities, skills acquisition, expeditions and residential. The DoE aims to build learner’s mental and physical endurance.