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Welcome to The International Award For Young People Nigeria, we are excited that you took the time to visit our website and learn about the programs that exist to support the youth in Nigeria aged 14-24.

The International Award for Young People Nigeria (also known as The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award) is the most successful youth empowerment program in the world. Our framework is used by youth organizations, schools, religious organizations and youth correctional facilities.

The Award in Nigeria is committed to the emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual and social development of young people. Our mission is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognize their achievements.

On behalf of our Trustees, Thank you for your support as we endeavour to make a difference in the life of Nigeria’s youth.

Warmest Regards,
National Director
Toyin Odu
National Director
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logo CHRYSALIS YOUTH FOUNDATION (Chrysalis) is registered under the laws of Nigeria as a not for profit organization dedicated to carrying out activities to promote youth development in Nigeria. It is licensed by the London-based Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation (The Foundation) to implement the Award in Nigeria under the approved name - "The International Award for Young People Nigeria"

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  • Tomiwa was introduced to The Duke of Edinburgh’s international Award at 16 years of age at her school, Grange school. The Award gave her a platform to gain new experiences and acquire skill and knowledge. In her words;

    “The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was introduced to me by the Award coordinator in my school. My award experience was eye opening, I learnt the importance in acquiring skills, rendering service, participating in physical activity as well as teamwork.”

    Tomiwa believes that the Award has helped her personal development as well as her professional development: “I advise young people like me to participate in the Award because it would help them develop themselves, and improve their educational attainment, as the Award is a good complement to formal education. The Award has boosted my confidence and made me a better team player, overall it made me a better person.”

    Tomiwa is a Bronze Award holder and currently pursuing her Silver Award.

  • My name is Habeeb Alawiye. I am a Bronze Award holder from Ikeja Senior High School. Participating in the Award has impacted on my life positively as i began to shun various social vices like defacing public places with graffiti and vandalism.

    It improved my educational attainment and also improved my attendance at school and my commitment to education, and also my vocation, Now I have a shop of my own with 2 apprentices learning fashion designing under me. The Award also improved my physical fitness and my sense of emotional and mental well-being.

    Furthermore, it has increased my awareness of environmental issues and involvement in sustainable initiatives.
    When I reflect on my award journey, I think back to when I began and how I have improved in such a short period of time, what a wonderful experience I have acquired and tremendous people I have meet along the way.

    The Award has given me a meaningful future to aim at, and has also encouraged me on how to overcome any form of obstacle, and also to celebrate my achievements in life. Now I am in my silver level and I hope to progress to my gold level.