The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, London in collaboration with The International Award for Young People Nigeria held a 30-4-30 event at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi on Thursday the 22nd of February, 2018.
The event which was held in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the World Fellowship and the 30th Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association took the form of a Polo charity match played between Lagos STL and Lagos Caverton Sao Polo.
The event which was hosted by Mr. Olawale Edun, a World fellow and International Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation and Chair of the Board of Trustees of The International Award for Young People Nigeria; was attended by representatives from proud sponsors: FBN Quest Asset Management, EFG International, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, PW Nigeria Limited, Access Bank Plc and Prudent Energy and Services Limited as well as by invited guests and polo enthusiasts. The charity Polo match finished 41/2 to 8 in favor of Lagos Caverton Sao Polo.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement Award available to all young people aged 14 to 24 that brings together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people to succeed in life. The Award which operates in over 140 countries and territories; is run in Nigeria under the approved name The International Award for Young People Nigeria.
The World Fellowship is a prestigious global network that brings together generous individuals with a shared interest in the development of young people. It was created in 1987 by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh to support the long-term development of the Award and the young people it supports.
The event was aimed at raising at least £30,000 to celebrate the 30 years anniversary of the World Fellowship and an additional £20,000 to help more young people in Nigeria to undertake the Award. The funds from this event will be used to help grow, develop and improve the Award in every country so that they can fulfill their long-term ambition of universal access for all.