Record number of participants complete the Award
11 August 2017
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Nepal is organising its 3rd National Award Ceremony on Wednesday 16 August (Shrawan, 21st 2073) to celebrate a record number of young people across Nepal completing a level of the Award.
This year there are 215 young people from 32 schools and organisations across Nepal who have completed their Bronze or Silver Awards, joining the more than 8 million young people around the world to have completed an Award. Each of them have committed to learning new skills, improving their physical health, contributed meaningfully to their community through service, and challenged themselves with an Adventurous Journey in the natural beauty of Nepal.
The ceremony will take place at the British Embassy and each of the participants will receive their Award on stage from His Excellency, Mr Richard C Morris, British Ambassador to Nepal.
The National Award Ceremony will bring these participants together along with their Award Leaders and Award Coordinators – the staff members from their organisations that have helped them through the challenges of the Award; performers from our partner organisations providing entertainment for the day; and Board Members and staff from the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Nepal.
During the ceremony, 3 participants will also share their experience of how the Award has helped them to grow and develop, and open doors for their future that they didn’t even know were there.
For more information:
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Nepal
+977 982-3141600 / +977 1 4415653
The Award Ceremony will start at 1pm and conclude by 3pm. It will be held at the British Embassy, Lainchour Marg, Kathmandu 44616.
Members of the press who would like to attend are asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As the event is held inside the British Embassy, we are required to provide a complete guestlist ahead of time, including the name, phone number and vehicle number of anyone attending.
History of the Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) equips young people for life. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. The Award was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT in 1956, in conjunction with Kurt Hahn, the German educationalist. Both were concerned that young people’s development was lacking in certain key areas, and they resolved to create a programme that would be a ‘do-it-yourself kit’ for inspired living.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.
The Award is transforming individuals, communities and societies around the world. Young people who do the Award become more confident and resilient, and develop skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and leadership. This in turn impacts on their communities, who see improvements in areas including employability, health and wellbeing, and educational attainment.
Since its launch over sixty years ago, millions of young people have participated and received Awards, with millions more benefiting from its impact in communities around the world.
The Award is open to all young people regardless of their background and circumstances. Award projects around the world involve young offenders, homeless children and post conflict communities. The impact of the Award on these and many more young people is extraordinary – it transforms their lives.
As an international framework which remains the same wherever it operates, the Award is a unique global currency through which young people can demonstrate their achievements and value.