About the award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements. The Award is flexible and can be done by anyone aged 14-25 in their own time: mental or physical ability or social circumstances should never be a barrier. Moreover, the individual chooses what activities to do depending on his/her interests and resources.

To date over Ten million young people from over 144 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities, and in return, widened their horizon of opportunities.

 The Award Framework

The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections.

Participants complete all four sections at each level in order to

achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a 

Residential Project.


  • Bronze

    For those over 14 years old.

  • Silver

    For those over 15 years old.
  • Gold

    For those over 16 years old.


Be a local hero by providing volunteer service to others and your community.

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Do something different; develop a personal interest, social or practical skill.

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Physical Recreation

Gain a sense of achievement and good health through physical activity.Virtually any sport, dance or fitness activity can count.

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Adventurous Journey

Go on an expedition and find yourself! Develop self reliance by planning, training and completing a journey of discovery.

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Residential Project

Broaden your experience through living and working with others who aren’t your everyday friends for five days. (For Gold level only)

More about Residential Project