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Duke of Edinburgh Award program
« on: August 01, 2013, 01:19:10 AM »
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh is a noble initiative of six national and multinational organizations to bring the world’s most prestigious award for young people “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award” to Bangladesh.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh is a non-profit organization that administers “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award” in Bangladesh.

 On 20 August 2008, the former British High Commissiner to Bangladesh HE Mr. Stephen Evans initiated the programme in Dhaka for the students of 12 leading educational institutions. Within the first month 460 students enrolled in the award and started their journey towards exploring a better self.

Since the inception 4500 students from 28 leading institutions from Dhaka and Chittagong enrolled for the award.

Bangladesh has achieved the status of National Award Authority within very short time. The award programme in Bangladesh is being operated with direct coordination and support from the Regional Secretariat in Australia and the International Secretariat in the UK.

Sakia Shabnam Kader
Senior Lecturer (Physics)
Department of General Educational Development