The DofE programme has been running in the Czech Republic since 1995 and there are more than 5000 alumni.
In 2019, 750 young people received their bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh´s Award.
Kamila is the holder of the Gold DofE Award. She received her award from Prince Edward in 2017. Her goal in the Physical recreation area was to conquer Elbrus, the highest mountain in the Caucasus and Russia, and she succeeded. This success inspired her to fulfill another of her dreams, to ascend to Kilimanjaro. DofE convinced her that it is possible to achieve a lot, not only in sports, but also in volunteering. She is a medical student and in her spare time she teaches skiing, ski mountaineering, triathlon, German, French and piano play.
"For me, DofE has always connected - and still connects - the four most important areas of my life. Improving in activities that I enjoy, caring for those who have not been so lucky, contacting inspiring people and, last but not least, accepting new challenges and adventures.
After fulfilling the Silver and Gold levels in the programme, I keep working as a moderator of DofE Award ceremonies and as an ambassador in the newly involved Award centres. I also participate in the management of the DofE Club, which brings together DofE participants and graduates who, like me, believe that it is worth it! ”
Eliška is currently studying at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University and also Psychology at the University of Palacký.
Tom comes from the village of Hlubočec near Ostrava and he has been involved in parkour since he was a child. Parkour was also one of his activities within the framework of fulfilling the Gold Award level of DofE, where he volunteered to lead the parkour children's course and founded his own non-profit organization.
Tom is the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award holder of DofE Award.
Take a look at Tom's parkour in our video.
Jakub is the holder of the Silver and Gold Awards of DofE. He studies geography at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University and he enjoys an adventure, discovering and overcoming himself. Among other things, he started learning (and he is still learning) Swedish within DofE programme and marking routes for KČT. He also mastered the Jizerská 50 route and he rode a bike to Bosnia and Herzegovina and back. In his free time, he prefers to go outside either going on foot, by bike or cross-country skiing in winter.
You can find a video about Cuba's DofE journey on our YouTube channel.
"I come from an orphanage and DofE became an important part of my life at the age of 14. Thanks to DofE I have learned many new things. I had, among other things, a chance to get on an expedition abroad to Romania, I met a lot of interesting people, made new friends and broadened my horizons. I even had a very rare opportunity to meet Her Royal Highness Sophia, Countess of Wessex. "
"I have been swimming since I was a child and I wanted to move a little further again, so the idea arose in my head to cross Gibraltar. I succeeded and thanks to that I received an invitation to dinner with the British Prince Edward, who leads the DofE programme worldwide. I also learned a lot in the field of volunteering, where I trained the children's swimming club. "
Lucie still actively promotes swimming as a sport for everyone, for example by being a patron of the SenSen project and the Barriers Account.