The International Award for Young People Nigeria (also referred to as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award) is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. It gives 14 to 24 year olds a framework that empowers them to learn and grow through non-formal education, all while working towards globally recognized accreditation and it operates in over 130 countries worldwide.

The Award is earned in three progressive levels:
Bronze: for those 14 years or older (after participating for at least six months).
• Silver: for those 15 years and older (after participating for at least twelve months).
• Gold: for those 16 years and older (after participating for at least eighteen months).

The Award is achievable at any level by undertaking activities under 4 sections: Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey with an additional requirement: Residential Project at Gold level.
Skills: The aim of this section is to encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills such as painting, craft work, fashion designing, music etc.
Voluntary Service: The service section aims to encourage giving useful voluntary service to others and their communities. Examples include: First Aid, environmental sanitation, care for the physically challenged, elderly, sick or visit to orphanages etc.
Physical Recreation: Participation in physical recreation helps to improve performance, health, and fitness. Examples include: jogging, basketball, badminton, weight-lifting etc.

Adventurous journey: The aim of this section is to encourage a sense of adventure and self-discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group. It involves a camping trip taken to cultivate good teamwork habits, self-confidence, appreciation of nature, enhancement of problem solving skills and it also helps create new friendships. Examples are: bush walking, hiking, cycling across a state or town, canoeing etc.
Residential Project: This section aims to broaden young people’s experiences through living and working with others in a residential setting. This is undertaken only at Gold level and it provides participants with the opportunity to share a purposeful experience with people who are not their usual companions and work towards a common goal, set out by the participants themselves. Examples are: residential language courses, environment and conservation projects, skill development, providing service to other people and communities etc

For more information and enquiries kindly contact 

The Award leader on 

+234 810 204 0819
Or visit The Award’s website on