President’s Award for young people in Kenya

President’s Award for young people in Kenya


The President’s Award is a programme that was first introduced in the United Kingdom as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with the aim of encouraging young people to give useful service to others. It is also aimed to encourage the development of personal interest and practical skills, participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance, broaden experience through involvement with others in residential setting and develop a spirit of adventure and discovery while undertaking a journey in a group. The programme was later advanced to Kenya where it was named The President’s Award and the Head of State as its Patron

The Award is structured in three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. At the university level, participants register for the Gold Award. However, the three levels share similar activities but in varying intensity where the Gold participants put more commitment.

Participation in the Award programme has helped participants in personal development through the acquisition of several skills among them leadership. It has also helped build their self-confidence, sense of service and the drive to be achievers in their individual endeavours.

How To Be Part

Be a Participant

Every year, the skills needed to shape a world where change is the norm, ask for more from those navigating it. Join the Award to become ready for the world.

Become a Volunteer

Every day hundreds of dedicated young people help to deliver the Award around the world.

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.

Be an Award Leader

You can make a difference today by signing up to be an award leader to ensure that young people are ready to learn both in and outside the classroom and are ready for the world.

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