Currently, there are about 130 countries or cities operating the Award with over 1,300,000 total youth participants. The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP), formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, was established in 1961 and a member of The International Award Association.

Country/Region
Award Name
Benin Le Mérite International de la Jeunesse
Cameron Order National du Merite de la Jeunesse
Côte d’Ivoire Le Mérite National de la Jeunesse
The Gambia The President’s Award
Ghana The Head of State Award Scheme
Guinea Mérite des Jeunes de Guinée
Kenya The President’s Award – Kenya
Lesotho The Prince Mohato Award
Madagascar Le Mérite International de la Jeunesse à Madagascar
Mauritius National Youth Achievement Award
Nigeria The International Award for Young People Nigeria
Senegal Le Mérite International de la Jeunesse
Seychelles The President’s Award Programme
Sierra Leone National Youth Award
South Africa The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment
St Helena The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Swaziland Prince Makhosini Award
Togo Merite International de la Jeunesse – Togo
Uganda Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Uganda
Zambia The President’s Youth Award, Zambia
Country/Region Award Name
Antigua & Barbuda The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award of Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas The Governor General’s Youth Award
Barbados The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Barbados
Belize
Brazil Mérito Juvenil Internacional Brasil
Canada The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians’ Challenge
Cayman Islands The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Dominica The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Guyana The President’s Youth Award, Republic of Guyana
Jamaica The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Jamaica
St Lucia The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
St Vincent The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award St Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago The President’s Award of Trinidad & Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States of America The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award USA
Country/Region Award Name
Australia The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia
Bangladesh The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation Bangladesh
Fiji The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Fiji
Hong Kong The Hong Kong Award for Young People
India The International Award for Young People, India
Japan The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Japan
Korea The International Award for Young People Korea
Macau The International Award for Young People Association of Macao China
Malaysia Anugerah Remaja Perdana Rakan Muda
Nepal Nepal International Award Association
New Zealand The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award
Pakistan Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme Pakistan
Sri Lanka National Youth Award Authority
Country/Region Award Name
Bulgaria The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Bulgaria
Czech Republic The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Czech Republic
Finland The International Award for Young People – Suomi
Germany The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Germany
Gibraltar The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Ireland Gaisce – The President’s Award
Israel The Israel Youth Award
Jordan El-Hassan Youth Award
Latvia The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Latvia
Lithuania The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Lietuva
Luxembourg Mérite Jeunesse G.-D. de Luxembourg
Malta The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Malta
The Netherlands The International Award for Young People, The Netherlands
Portugal Prémio Infante D.Henrique
Romania The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania
Slovenia Društvo MEPI – Mednarodno priznanje za mlade (International Award for Young People)
Turkey The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-Türkiye
United Kingdom The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Dr.Irene Tang AYP International Exchange Programme Fund

Dr. Irene Tang AYP International Exchange Programme Fund is jointly set up by Dr. Irene Tang and The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP), with the aim to support personal development of the underprivileged youths. The Fund subsidises young people to take part in international exchange programmes, broaden their international exposure and improve their interpersonal and leadership skills.

Objectives

  1. Support AYP participants and volunteer to take part in AYP’s international exchange programmes;
  2. Help AYP participants and volunteer in personal development; improving their interpersonal and leadership skills and building a greater sensitivity and awareness of global issues.

Eligibility and Requirements

  1. Eligible for AYP participants or volunteer;
  2. Programmes carried out outside Hong Kong;
  3. Participants get along and communicate with other participants/residents on other parts of the world.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicant’s background and financial need.
  2. Applicant’s Award progress.
  3. Nature of the programme.
  4. Applicant’s exchange experience.
  5. Ability to contribute to the Award upon completion.

Sharing from applicants

LAW Kit Ying (1st from right)

This service trip to Nepal was so fruitful to me. I found that we could cooperate well with Nepalese well under different cultural background and values. Although the weather and environment in Nepal were miserable, the stone staircase could still be built. It made me understand I could achieve any goal if I work diligently.

CHAN Pei Yin Emily (one from right)

The trip to Sri Lanka was mind-blowing to me. First of all, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Sri Lanka showed their hospitality when we arrived. Then, I experienced leech bites when I was exploring the rainforest. What’s more, a terrorist attack occurred in Colombo a few days before our visit. Thank you AYP for giving me this opportunity to stay in this country, and I am happy to meet new friends on the trip.

LEE Chak Ming (one from right)

The Japan Hiroshima Cycling Expeditions broadened my horizon. It was the first time for me to go cycling overseas. The trip was challenging as the weather was chilly and wet, and I experienced several times of flat tire during the 4-day 3-night journey. Both my teammates and I enjoyed the greatest happiness when we completed the journey as we strived hard with sweat and toil in training sessions.

SZETO Yan (1st from right)
Laotians lead a happier life when pursing spiritually fulfillment compared with materialistic lifestyle in Hong Kong. A great journey to realize money can’t buy happiness. We should appreciate what we have, as to be fully conscious of our mentally belongings.

LAW Man Leung (2nd from right)
Precious opportunity to complete a 4 days 3 nights hiking expeditions assessment in Korea, together with Korean participants was a value-added experience to fully equip myself in different aspects, as well as to build up a better future.