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The International Award for Young People Nigeria is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Nigeria.

The Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people aged 14 to 24 to find their purpose, passion and place in the world by equipping them with the skills and confidence to discover their potential.

For further information, visit our About the Award page

Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition among others. Through participating in the Award, young people are encouraged the students to individually design and undertake voluntary service activities carried out both within and outside their school environment, skill development activities, physical recreation activities and adventurous journey to stimulate their sense of exploration and ability to work as part of a team.

As an Award participant, you can continue with activities you are already taking part in, such as sports, skills or volunteering, and count these towards achieving your Award, or your Award could be an opportunity to try something new and develop a passion for something different.

Key Steps in the doing the Award

  1. Find a physical Award Centre (or signup for Virtual Award Delivery if you do not belong to a physical Award Centre).

  2. Register online and select your Award level.

  3. Discuss your Skills, Voluntary Service, and Physical Recreation activities with your Award Leader and find an Assessor for each activity.

  4. Set S.M.A.R.T goals you wish to achieve for each activity with your Assessors.

  5. Start doing your Award activities and logging hours for each activity on the ORB. You must do your activities regularly for a minimum of one hour per week or two hours every two weeks.

  6. Plan and undertake a practice and a qualifying Adventurous Journey with other participants.

  7. When you have finished the requirements for your activities, ensure your Assessors write a report and signs-off on your record via the ORB.

  8. Submit your Record Book to your Award Leader.

  9. Await final assessment and sign-off.

  10. Congratulations on completing your Award.

On completing the Award, participants will receive a certificate and badge as recognition and acknowledgment of their achievement. This is usually presented at an Award ceremony.

We encourage participants to continue onto the next level of the Award and challenge themselves.

Ensure you have completed your current level of the Award before you commence the next Award level.

Once Participants have completed their Gold Award, they can register with the Award Alumni

When you complete your Award, you instantly become an important part of The Nigerian Award Holders Association and the Global Award Alumni Network.

Over the past 65 years, more than 8 million young people have participated in the Award globally! Join Today

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