Duke of Edinburgh visits Uganda with the International Award

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been in Uganda on a three-day visit to grow awareness of the International Award and the impact Non-Formal Education and Learning can have on young people and their communities.

The Duke spent three-days in Kampala last week with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Uganda. 

His Royal Highness met students participating in the global Non-Formal Education and Learning programme and took part in an Award in Action trip to a Wildlife Education Centre, where Award participants have been volunteering.

Together with the State of Foreign Affairs, The Duke attended the Award’s Africa regional conference to highlight the vital role Non-Formal Education and Learning can play on a young person’s development and to discuss the sustainability of the Award in the Africa region. 

The Duke also met President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, before The President officially accepted the role of Patron to the Award in Uganda.  

During his visit, His Royal Highness also met numerous Ugandan youth leaders who shared their positive impact in society in the areas of climate, IT, women empowerment and entrepreneurship. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Uganda, is a Non-Formal Education and Learning framework that encourages young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world. It currently delivers the Award to more than 6000 young people across the country. 

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Uganda click here.

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