As a young person aged 16 to 24, you can discover your infinite potential, develop new skills and broaden your career prospects, all whilst having fun by signing up for the International Award for Young People Nigeria’s Virtual Award Delivery.

The Virtual Award Delivery provides young people the opportunity to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; online and independently without being part of a physical Award Centre. It will also allow those who have left their original Award Centre to continue their Award.

Through the Virtual Award Delivery, young people can register, set up their activities, update their progress and achieve the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Award in their own time with virtual guidance and dedicated support from an Award Leader via email, telephone, and various social platforms.

Please refer to the Virtual Award Delivery Handbook for further information.

Remember you must be over 16 and have not yet reached your 25th birthday to sign up for the Virtual Award Delivery, click here to signup

If you are over the age of 25, you can volunteer to mentor other young people remotely, click here to signup

For comprehensive details on Virtual Award Delivery, it is expedient that you watch the VAD webinar recording. We want to ensure that the VAD is the right fit for you and you feel prepared to participate! Please note that viewing the webinar is required prior to registering.

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Safeguarding Policy

The Virtual Award Delivery is open to all young people above 16 years of age regardless of background, socioeconomic class, challenge, circumstances, and abilities. It is a direct way for young people who are not part of any institution to achieve the Award. It will also allow Bronze and Silver Award holders to progress to the Gold level outside their physical Award Centre.

Whether you are a secondary school graduate, undergraduate, NYSC corps member, employed or unemployed; you can sign up to do the Award virtually.

The International Award for Young People Nigeria has developed the Virtual Award Delivery to enable more young people across various states in Nigeria to benefit from participating and achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award thereby expanding the geographic reach of the Award in Nigeria

The benefits of getting involved in the Award at any level are endless. Aside from receiving a globally recognized recognition, the Award is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. In the words of one of our Gold Award holders, “the Award is an experience that will last for a lifetime” (click HERE to read)

Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for university, scholarships or job opportunities both within and outside the country.

Participating in the Award helps you to develop the wider ‘soft‘ or ‘core’ skills – such as resilience, adaptability, problem solving, decision making and communication – which are valued by employers and will help ensure you are ready for the world. Your Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.

Beyond the global recognition, the Award will help you develop practical skills which will inspire young people to set up their own businesses and become entrepreneurs.

You will also make a difference in other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

When you complete the Award requirement for any of the three levels, you would receive an invitation to an Award Presentation Ceremony where you would receive the prestigious Award founded by HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

In addition to receiving your Award, you will have the privilege to become part of the Nigeria Award Holders Association and the Global Award Alumni Network which consist of Award recipients from over 144 nations. Recipient as a member, will have the opportunity to network and build relationships that will produce a better future.

NOTE: Bronze and Silver Award Presentation ceremonies are usually held locally while the Gold Award Presentation Ceremony is a National event which is usually hosted by the Presidency.

Firstly, the participant is expected to complete a short expression of interest form. Click HERE to fill out the form.

Within 24 hours after completing this form, participants will be contacted by an Award Staff who will assign the participants to an Award leader for further registration on the Online Record Book (ORB).

Participants can also refer to the Virtual Award Delivery Handbook for further guidance.

Interested participants would be required to complete the expression of interest form. They will afterward be contacted by an Award staff who would request additional information about the participant’s physical Award Centre. The Award staff will then transfer the participants’ records to the Virtual Award Centre where you will be able to continue with your Award.

To achieve the Award, participants would be required to undertake activities under the Skills, Service, and Physical Recreation sections of the Award. They will be required to set challenging goals for each activity, must commit a minimum of one hour a week per section to do the activity, and ensure they upload some form of evidence alongside your sections.

Participants are expected to find local opportunities for the Skills, Service, and Physical Recreation sections, and they work with the guidance of their Award Leader to plan and execute the Adventurous Journey and Gold Residential Project sections.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to follow communications on our platforms and attend virtual drop-in sessions where they can learn more about new and exciting opportunities which they can leverage for their sectional activities such as our current partnerships with Microsoft and Five Cowries Initiative.

The Award is progressive in nature, hence, participants are encouraged to move to the next level of achievement through the guidance of the Award Leader.

To join the Award via the Virtual Award Delivery, participants are required to pay a token of Twelve Thousand Naira (₦12,000) as a commitment fee which covers access to the Online Record Book (ORB), a welcome pack and additional administrative costs. Alongside this, participants will receive regular support from a dedicated Award Leader to guide and support them throughout their Award experience. There are also opportunities to network with other Award participants during virtual drop-in sessions and on our various platforms.

If you are unable to afford the cost of registration and would require a discount, please email

Payment can be made online via the ORB.

Participants can also make payment via Bank Transfer using the details below:

Account Name: Chrysalis Youth Foundation

Account Number: 0153741666

Banker: Guaranty Trust Bank

For payments made via Bank transfer, participants are expected to send the transaction receipt to the assigned Award leader for confirmation purposes.

If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Award Delivery, please email:

You can also download our handbook for participants by clicking HERE