The Duke of Edinburgh (Award) – keeping young people motivated, community minded and physically active for over 60 years
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. 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. It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people to take control and make their own choices.
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. This is how our framework helps young people discover a talent, trait or passion at which they can excel, giving them the confidence to take their future in stride. And it’s not limited by the boundaries of one programme or place.
In Romania, the Award was first introduced in 1991 by Sister Agnes in Roman-Catholic Parish of Motru, being carried on locally until 2011. Since June 2013 The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania is patronized by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown.
Today, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Romania can be found right across the country, engaging over 6.000 young people and 1.500 Award Leaders focused partners and operators, who are in tune with the interests and challenges facing young people today, including schools, youth organizations, examination boards and youth offender institutions .They are empowered with not just the confidence, but also the desire to create meaningful change, finding their purpose, passion and place in the world.