Are you looking for a challenge that can be met? Do you want to improve in what you enjoy and also get a certificate that will be suitable for your future studies and career? Try DofE! It is for everyone between the ages of 14 and 24.
What will it bring me?
- you will improve in the things you enjoy
- you will find time to help others
- you will gain outdoor skills
- you will receive an internationally recognized certificate
How does DofE work?
You will choose activities in 3 areas of DofE: skills, physical activity and volunteering. You then devote 1 hour a week to each of them. In total, DofE will take you 3 hours a week. In the end, an expedition with friends awaits you.
When volunteering, you can work on yourself, but also help others. You will need to develop your tolerance, responsibility and patience. In addition to tutoring classmates, this includes clearing the forest, working with children, helping with a food bank and much more. You can ask your leader about volunteering opportunities.Examples of activities
Physical activity will help you improve performance and physical condition. Maybe you'll work on teamwork in volleyball or meet new people while skating. You don't have to be the best and win medals, you just want to move a little further. You will also learn to care for a healthy lifestyle.Examples of activities
There are many options to choose from in this area. From playing a musical instrument through studying foreign languages to cooking or programming. You set achievable goals and thus improve your skills, work on your talent or acquire completely new skills. The important thing is that you will enjoy it.Examples of activities
The expedition is a challenge for you to overcome fears of the unknown and also an opportunity to go out with nature for a few days and discover interesting places in the Czech Republic and abroad. The expedition always has a purpose, such as mapping forgotten places, collecting plants in a herbarium or overcoming the entire section of the river.Examples of activities
You can choose from a large number of activities in the DofE areas. You set a goal that will motivate you and move you forward.
You choose one of 3 levels. This will determine how long you will spend the program.
You will go on an expedition as a team and you will spend a few days in nature together with your friends. An experienced adult leader will help you.
In case of completing all levels of the programme, the original amount will be reduced to 200 CZK for each subsequent level. If the participant moves up from the bronze level to the gold level, the fee is 400 CZK. The participant pays maximum of 600 CZK for all the levels. More information about the fees can be found here.
- 6 months
- from age 14
- 6-12 months
- from age 15
- 12-18 months
- from age 16
By graduating, you will receive an international certificate, which will come in handy when you apply to university. Employers around the world recognize it as proof of acquired skills (ability to cooperate, communicate and more). In addition, you will receive a badge that will place you in the worldwide family of graduates. DofE works in more than 130 countries!
You will receive your certificate and badge at a ceremony from the hands of important personalities.
It's easy and it takes you 2 minutes. You can start anywhere, anytime.
"For me, DofE has always connected, and still connects, the four most important areas of my life. Improving in the activities I enjoy, caring for those who have not been so lucky, contacting inspiring people and, last but not least, accepting new challenges. ”
"My goal at DofE was to cycle to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to that, I gained a lot of travel experience and learned things that I would not learn at school. I know that they will be useful to me mainly in my future job. "
"Our teacher told me about DofE and at first I thought it would be some nonsense. Then I set about it and found that it was a worthwhile program. In volunteering, I founded a non-profit organization that trains children in parkour. "
"I first met DofE in England and came up with the interesting idea that the activities I do normally could go somewhere. DofE has helped me figure out what I want to do in life, which is why I'm studying medicine now. ”
"I can't imagine my life without music, sports and media. At DofE, I was able to focus on everything I enjoyed and also receive prestigious awards for it. Thanks to DofE, I also met Countess Sofia, the wife of the British Prince Edward. "
"I've been swimming since I was a child and I wanted to move a little further again, so the idea arose to cross Gibraltar. I succeeded and thanks to that I received an invitation to dinner with the British Prince Edward, who leads the worldwide DofE. I also learned a lot in the field of volunteering, where I trained the children's swimming club. "
Take a look at the photos from the DofE events and find one from your ceremony.View
Get involved in other activities for all DofE participants and alumni and make new friends.Go to DofE Club
Find out how the DofE certificate and badge ceremony is handed over, sign up for your ceremony.More information