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British Embassy starts the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award


KATHMANDU: The British Embassy has started the national launch of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Nepal on Thursday.

“One year on since London 2012 Olympics, we celebrate sport, volunteerism and achievement of personal potential with the launch of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Sharing so many common values with the Olympics this is a wonderful opportunity for Nepal’s youth,” a statement issued by British Embassy in Kathmandu said.

In a special ceremony organized at the British Embassy British Ambassador to Nepal Andy Sparkes celebrated Youth, Sport & Volunteerism alongside Nepal’s Olympic London 2012 Team, Educationalists, NGOs, Youth agencies, and the Outdoor Industry.

This National Launch of the Award also coincides with the 60th Anniversary of the first Ascent of Sagarmatha. Following the 1953 summit of Mount Everest, Lord Hunt who was the leader of the first successful expedition on Everest, was asked by the Duke of Edinburgh to help design this Award scheme. It is therefore only right that Lord Hunt’s legacy returns to Nepal on a National Scale in this special year.

This award is named after His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Queen Elizabeth). According to British Embassy, Anyone aged between 14 and 25 years can do a The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in Service; Physical Recreation; Skills; Adventurous Journey and Residential sections.

The Award is in 140 countries worldwide and has over 8 million participants globally. Now Nepal has a National Award Operator. This is a highly recognized youth development scheme, where it is already established in the UK for example Universities use the Award as a selection criteria for student places in higher education, as do companies when hiring Graduates onto their recruitment schemes. It is therefore a highly advantageous Award to achieve and accreditation is recognized globally.

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