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Who are we?

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is the world's leading youth acheivement award.


The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (the Award) is a programme that equips young people for life and work. In 2013 more than 1 million young people around the world took part in the Award, in over 140 countries and territories.


The Award has been in Barbados for more than 50 years. It was started by Deighton Maynard in 1963 and has been challenging and inspiring Barbadian youth ever since.


Today the Award programme is offered at many of the island's secondary schools and is used by youth organisations like the Barbados Cadet Corps, Barbados Boy Scouts, The Girl Guides Association of Barbados.

Service is at heart of what we do!
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2014 Bronze & Silver Award Group
Bronze Award

Doing the Award 

Are you between the ages of 13-24?


Looking for a challenge? Do you like adventure? 

Then the Award is for you. 

Donors & Partners 

Donors are partners and welcomed members of the Award family. Working with donors the Award combines resources and a passion for youth to help young adults become their best selves.

Partnerships with other youth organisations and departments increase the Award's reach into the Barbadian community. Individual volunteers are integral to making that Award a success. 


There are many ways to support the Award in Barbados. Click here to learn how you can support the progamme and find out more about those who are already part of the Award family.

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