The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. The Award, with its instantly recognisable levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold, is voluntary, non-competitive and available to anyone aged 14–24, regardless of their background and circumstances.
The Young participants design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical Recreation, Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve the Gold Award, they take part in a Residential project. It is all about individual challenge and they compete only against themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Malta Foundation is the National Award Authority (NAA) for the Maltese islands. It is the delegated authority in Malta to deliver the Award, bound to rules set out by the International Body of the Award which ensures the responsible and correct delivery of the Award to young people in Malta. The National Award Authority also licenses Operating Authorities to deliver the Award Programme to their members. And participates in the regional/world promotion of the Award to youths around the globe.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Malta Foundation continuously works to deliver the Award in more Schools, Post-Secondary Educational Institutions, Universities, Sports Clubs, Social or Community Clubs, Companies and anywhere there is a group of Youths and an Adult willing to train as an Award Leader.