The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-Turkey
On behalf of Akfen Holding, TIKAV supports The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth development program applied in more than 140 countries worldwide and available to every young person aged between 14 to 24. The award program was first launched in the UK under the name Duke of Edinburgh Award in 1956, supported by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh himself. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award aims to spread an awareness of social service based on volunteerism, without a sense of competition. The program was first carried out in our country in 1995. In 2001, TİKAV was authorized to apply the program within its organization as independent operator of the International Award for Young People in 2001.
Akfen Holding has supported the program since 2003, becoming its main sponsor between 2003 and 2013 as part of Youth Award Association. As of June 1, 2013, the Award Program has been implemented under the name “The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award- Türkiye”, represented by TİKAV, National Award Operator, and run by National Award Committee. The International Award for Young People reached a total of more than 8 million young people so far, with nearly 12,000 of them from Turkey. The program is actively implemented in 55 units, with more than 2,500 young participants.