DHAKA, – A good number of students from Faujdarhat Cadet College, one of the leading cadet colleges in Bangladesh, has received The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE) under bronze category, a press release said here today, reports BSS.
It said around 140 students of the cadet college got the award, one of world’s most prestigious awards for young people, for their exceptional self development initiatives. The award offers immense opportunities for young people to learn life skills needed in the changing world.
Introduced first time in Bangladesh in 2008, youths have received it for their different initiatives that include sincere efforts to teach underprivileged children, leading cleaning up campaign at communities, learning foreign languages, playing musical instruments, expeditions and sport activities.
Headquartered in the UK and its regional office in Australia, the award has so far been given to over 300,000 youths globally since 1956. In Bangladesh, the award is now given only among youths of Dhaka and Chittagong.
The award recognizes adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises, says the DofE website.