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Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Centre (UMCares)


What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?

More than a million young people around the world are currently participating in the Award. 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. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world. It operate in more than 144 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people. It contains four areas, known as Section: Skills, Physical Recreation, Service and Adventurous Journey.

Who can take part in the Award?

​​​​​​The Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24 across the world. It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires sustained effort over time. The Award encourages young people to design their own program of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims. All UM students are welcomed to join and register this exciting program for world recognition!

What are sections and how much time will it takes to qualify for the awards?

What are sections and how much time will it takes to qualify for the awards? The exact time requirement of the award differs quite a lot across awards category. There are three levels to the award, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level of the award has four sections: skills, physical recreation, voluntary service, adventurous journey, and addition one section for Gold.

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Last Update: 21/10/2021