The 6th Gold Award Ceremony under The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was held on December 10, 2018. The ceremony was hosted by Her Excellency Alison Blake, CMG the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh at Her Excellency’s own residence. On behalf of the High Commissioner, the Deputy High Commissioner His Excellency Kanbar Hossein Bor presided over the ceremony and handed over the certificates. The ceremony was lively with the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The DEA Foundation Bangladesh, Mr. Sayeeful Islam along with honorable members of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of The DEA Foundation Bangladesh, and other distinguished guests.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a designed programme for developing the youth having an age group from 14-24. This programme acts as a discovery engine in building inner strength and sense to locate unthinkable measurement in self-development to achieve greatness and recognition, moreover to become the reason to youth empowerment. This year Gold Award went to 232 students of ABC International School, Bangladesh International Tutorial, Basirannesa High School, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Independent University Bangladesh, Ispahani Public School and College (Chittagong), Ispahani Public School and College (Comilla), International School Dhaka, Jahangirnagar University, Maple Leaf International School, Metropolitan University, Mirzapur Cadet College, Open Award Center, The Aga Khan School Dhaka, University of Dhaka, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh- who successfully accomplished all the required activities of Gold level. Earlier on 27 October, this year the Awardees had to face a validation committee where they were evaluated to get green card for the Gold Award.