Call to Revive Duke of Edinburgh Award in Dominica
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme is an enriching; self-development programme, inviting young people aged 14-25 to participate in four types of activities, while advancing through three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Award Programme promotes involvement in Community Service, Skills Development, Physical Recreation, Adventurous Journeys/ Expedition and at the final level a Residential Project.
Participants voluntarily design their own unique programmes, centered on their interests and passions.
The Duke of Edinburgh St. Lucia Chapter, is on a quest to revive the program here in Dominica and has spent two weeks on island with a group of 46 participants.
Wendell Bertrand said the program’s aim is to develop young people holistically and to create an avenue for the youth to contribute to society, whilst giving them opportunities to challenge themselves in the process.
Delia Giddins Steadman, National Director for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Dominica Chapter, said the program has been struggling to increase its number of participants over the years.
According to the participants, the two week experience in Dominica was very beneficial to them as they participated in various activities.
Dervon encouraged Dominican youth to strive towards revitalizing their chapter, as it can be very beneficial to them in the future.
The group left Dominica today August 30th, eager to share their experiences and knowledge with other participants