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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
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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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  • Madihah Lawal is a student of Avi-Cenna International School and a Bronze Award holder aspiring to proceed to the Silver Award Level. She shares her Award experience below:

    I have to admit, I am very happy to have participated in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It has thought me vital skills that are quite useful. Like how to work with people and how to endure in times of thriving situation. I specially love the way it brings everyone together, It gives the sense of team work and familiarity.

    During our Adventurous Journey, I got to work with people I don’t normally talk to, and surprisingly we had a lot in common. It also thought me leadership skills I never knew I had, like when I was put in charge of everyone for a whole day Making all responsibilities fall on me. To be honest it was very difficult getting people in order, and I was glad when the day was over.

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award gives you the opportunity to try out various new skills and activities. For my service, I decided to help as a teaching assistant for the year 2 students and I really enjoyed it. Of course, we wouldn’t have completed the Award without the help of our Award leader and various supervisors. Most times we were so close to giving up, but our Award leader kept on pushing and motivating us, telling us we could do it. It encouraged me, and it was good enough to make us complete our activities for the Award. I am grateful and thankful and I really look forward to starting my Silver Award next year.

  • 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.


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The International Award for Young People Nigeria

The Award was introduced to Nigeria in the 1970s, but was not launched officially until 1986. The Award has however in recent years extended its reach and continues to reach young people and in 2013, 1500 young people had successfully completed their Award.


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INTERNATIONAL www.intaward.org
   National Award Office
      Chrysalis Youth Foundation
      Block 8, Plot 6, Wumego Crescent,
      Off Sule Onabiyi Street, Off Christ Ave.
      Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1,
      Lagos State, Nigeria.
   Abuja Office
      3rd Floor, Grand Square,
      Central Business District
      Abuja- FCT, Nigeria
   +23414536631; +23492921656