Challenging Young People, Transforming Lives!
Every Country in the world need a high-quality, inclusive and equitable system that supports young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy and to contribute responsibly both locally and globally. Our educational systems have not been enough to prepare young people adequately for life and work.
To ensure that young people are adequately and holistically prepared for life and work, there is the need to provide a social structure to develop the practical and soft skills needed to make them fit into society as responsible and patriotic citizens.
The Head of State Award Scheme – Ghana provides that social structure for the development of young people between the ages of 14 to 25 in Ghana. It is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the world’s leading youth achievement Award in Ghana.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognized worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences. We are committed to all young people, regardless of their location or circumstances; they are the central focus of all our endeavours