The Award equips young people for life and work.
Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world. The Head of State Award is available to all 14-25 years old. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognizes their achievements.
Since its launch in Ghana 50 years ago, the Award has inspired many young people to transform their lives. Through the non – formal educational framework of the Award, the Award plays a critical role in a young person’s personal development and is achievable by any 14-25 years old who wants to take up the challenge.