The Award

The Award Programme grew out of the efforts of three men, who were responding to a common anxiety about how best to engage young people. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was set up in 1956, by HRH Prince Philip, Kurt Hahn, a German educationalist, and Lord Hunt, leader of the first successful ascent of Everest. Based on the philosophy of Hahn, the Programme was designed around four sections: Rescue & Public Service Training, the Expedition, Pursuits & Projects, and Fitness.

Do DofE

The Award is a flexible, interesting and fun-packed programme for all young people between the ages of 14 and 24 regardless of their background. Participants pursue a number of self chosen activities over a set length of time. It is entirely voluntary and is structured so the Participants can design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions. It’s not a piece of cake, but it is well worth the effort.

DofE Malta

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Malta is delivered through schools, youth clubs and youth organisations. Our aim is to extend our reach to correctional facilities and in businesses. Delivering the Award provides the opportunity to contribute to the personal growth development of young people – tomorrow’s decision makers and community leaders.

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About The Award

The Award Programme grew out of the efforts of three men, who were responding to a common anxiety about how best to engage young people. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was set up in 1956, by HRH Prince Philip, Kurt Hahn, a German educationalist, and Lord Hunt, leader of the first successful ascent of Everest. Based on the philosophy of Hahn, the Programme was designed around four sections: Rescue & Public Service Training, the Expedition, Pursuits & Projects, and Fitness.

Although initially only available to boys aged between 14 and 18, there was great demand for a similar scheme for girls, and this was launched in September 1958. The Programme continued to evolve over subsequent decades, until 1980. At this point, the upper age limit was extended to 25, and the Programme took on its current four Section format of: Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation.

Mission and Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles have been established in order to ensure that a young person has a meaningful and purposeful journey through their Award, as well as ensuring that the impact of achieving their Award provides a lasting personal legacy.

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Finished the Award Programme

176

Currently doing the Award in Malta

Support The Award

The Award in Malta aims to become the programme of choice for young people in Malta regardless of their background, ability or circumstance. It plans to extend its programme through appropriate and diverse organisations.

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