We couldn’t do the work that we do without our friends. They believe in us. They support us. They inspire us.
Too many young people in Nepal are living with financial and social constraints, unaware of the potential they have inside themselves. As the Award recently celebrated its 60th birthday, we are more determined than ever to ensure that these young people realise their potential.
Participants in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award are significantly more confident in themselves and their skills, and more likely to go on to better jobs. Some of the key impacts reported by our participants include:
- 75% think their Award Leaders are inspirational and are role models – like Bilyana in Bulgaria
- 90% of young people said doing the Award has given them opportunities to help others – like Kostadin in Bulgaria
- 74% said they developed self-esteem – like Irene in Kenya
- 82% said the Award has made them want to continue with volunteering/voluntary activities – like Sikdam in Indonesia
- 71% identified improved self-belief – like Adrija in India
- 62% feel that doing the Award has helped them make a positive difference in their community – like Hima in Nepal
- 64% feel the Award has improved their skills in sport or physical activity – like Florentina in Romania
- 74% said it allowed them to try activities they would never have tried before – like Dina in Barbados
Each level of the Award requires a participant to commit a minimum of 6 months of activities across the 4 areas of the Award – Skills, Physical Recreation, Service, and Adventurous Journey – but usually takes about 12 months to complete. You can see examples of what our participants are doing through our Participant Blog, Newsletter and Facebook page.
The Friends of the Award scheme is designed to give everyone the opportunity to support the youth of Nepal in a way that’s appropriate and comfortable for them. We do everything we can to make the Award accessible to everyone, but we need help to ensure we can provide a high-quality and beneficial program to all our participants. Unfortunately there are many youth in Nepal living below the poverty line who can’t afford the Award fee to cover the costs of their participation. This is where our Friends come in.
100% of funds received through the Friends scheme goes toward making the Award programme more accessible to marginalised youth in Nepal, giving them all the opportunity to participate, to grow as individuals, and to contribute back to their local and global communities.
Friends of the Award Tiers
There are several tiers to the Friends of the Award scheme so you can choose an option that suits your own budget – or set your own monthly donation amount! Just like our participants, you can join the Bronze, Silver, or Gold levels! The first tier is only रु 100 (£0.73/US$1) a day to help us expand the Award programme to marginalised youth across Nepal.
|Bronze||रु 3,000 (£22/US$30)|
|Silver||रु 6,000 (£44/US$60)|
|Gold||रु 12,000 (£88/US$120)|
Your monthly donations are not locked in at any time so if your circumstances change, and we know that they can, then you can pause the donations until you’re able to start again. We do ask that you take time to consider whether you can commit to at least 12 months though, so we’re better able to plan and budget, and make the most of your contributions.
If you’re not sure you can commit to monthly donations, then please consider a one-off donation to make the Award more accessible to the young people of Nepal.
While we are a registered NGO in Nepal (CDO Registration No: 4280/072, SWC Registration No: 42473, PAN No: 603734054) operating solely for the purpose of delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to the young people of Nepal, there is no tax deductibility here in Nepal so unfortunately we’re not able to offer that to our Friends. We hope that this doesn’t affect your decision to donate – if you questions about this, please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org