The Award Joins Forces With The Global Education and Skills Forum! - Dukeofed

The Award Joins Forces With The Global Education and Skills Forum!

Today, 22nd March, marks the beginning of this year’s Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai. It will run from 22nd-24th.

The GESF is an annual conference, organised by the Varkey Foundation, which brings together politicians, policymakers and practitioners, providing a platform for collaboration for those who are passionate about education and its ability to transform lives.

This year, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is proud to be a partner of the GESF, championing the importance of non-formal education in creating a generation of World Ready adults.

The aim of the event is to celebrate great educators, so we want to show gratitude to all the incredible Award Leaders, Assessors, and volunteers who support young people through their Award journeys. Great education can’t happen without great educators; and those who support young people via the Award are great educators in this way.

We know how important the Award’s adults are and what great educators they are. On a daily basis, they help young people to build resilience and confidence, and encourage them to challenge themselves. They’re helping our young people to be #WORLDREADY. They’re the unsung heroes and we want to champion them and their great work, particularly in this, the 60th Anniversary year of the Award in Australia.

Help us to recognise some inspirational educators by sharing stories of Award Leaders, Assessors, volunteers or other supporters who have helped to shape your Award journey! Share their story with #WORLDREADY and help to give them the recognition they deserve.​

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