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“The establishment of the Award is to help both the young as well as those who are concerned for their welfare”
– HRH Duke of Edinburgh, the founder of The Award

The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP), formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was established in 1961 and is a license member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. We have unique international principles which cultivate young people with perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (left) and Dr. Kurt Hahn (right), famous educationalist

Lord Hunt, leader of the first team to conquer Mount Everest

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), together with Dr. Kurt Hahn, a famous educationalist, and Lord Hunt, leader of the first team to conquer Mount Everest, founded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the U.K. in 1956. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh laid the foundation of the Award and determined its mission and role is to aid young people to challenge themselves through leisure activities and voluntary service. They can discover their hidden abilities and gain a special sense of satisfaction and achievement, which serves as a guide for organizations to support the development of their younger fellow citizens.

AYP is honoured to have the former Hong Kong Governor and the Chief Executive of HKSAR to be our Patron and present Gold Award certificates over the years. The prestigious presentation is a high recognition to our Award recipients and volunteer.