4. July 2016
The fashion designer Klára Nademlýnská is one of the new DofE patrons. This interview reveals why she decided to support DofE and what she regards as the biggest challenge she ever accomplished.
23. June 2016
Zuzana Bahulová has recently became a DofE patron. Read more on why DofE is worth it or on designing rowing jerseys in the following interview.
Over a hundred young people were awarded their prestigious certificates by personalities such as the fashion designer Klára Nademlýnská or the traveller Dan Přibáň.
20. June 2016
Over a hundred young people were awarded their prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE) certificates in the space of the DOX Gallery on the 17th June. The ceremony united DofE participants from all across the Czech Republic, and from all different types of educational institutions ranging from international schools, grammar schools, specialized practical schools, afterschool clubs to children’s homes. Participants were handed their certificates by the high-profile DofE patrons: fashion designer Klára Nademlýnská, illustrator Zuzana Bahulová and traveler Dan Přibáň.
8. June 2016
Kamila Otrubová, a gold level DofE participant, leaves to conquer the largest challenge of her life today. In the following days she will try to climb the tallest mountain of the Caucasus and of Russia, the Elbrus. To make her challenge even harder, once she reaches the top, she will also attempt to ski down on Alpine skies.
DofE participants from grammar schools in Plzeň are getting ready for an adventurous expedition to Himalayas.
5. June 2016
Ten students of grammar schools in Plzeň, aged 15 to 19, who are all DofE participants are together with their friend Jan Krauskopf, who is wheel chair user, getting ready for their expedition in Ladakh in Indian Himalayas this summer. During their expedition, which is planned between the 10th August to 1st September 2016, they plan to shoot a documentary film and they also aim to meet with His Holiness Dalai Lama.
26. May 2016
Two successful DofE participants, Tereza Fojtíková and Roman Jordán, received their gold awards in London from the founder of Internaitonal Award, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Besides the ceremony, Tereza and Roman also visited the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London.
16. February 2016
Last week, over 200 young people received the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award. The Award ceremonies (on 25 January and 3 February) were attended by participants from all parts of the Czech Republic, from all types of educational institutions, such as international schools, grammar schools, vocational schools, youth centres and children’s homes. There were also personalities supporting the Award in the Czech Republic, directors of the institutions involved in providing the Award, leaders and teachers, education specialists and parents of the participants.
20. January 2016
Nine hundred kilometres through snowy Lapland await the young ultra-biker Markéta Peggy Marvanová (20). The youngest Czech to have completed the Great Divide Tour in the U.S. (4,418 km) is now preparing to go to the Arctic Circle to try to be the first-one-ever to finish the Lapland Extreme Challenge. She will ride a snowbike. The race starts on 20 February in Rovaniemi. Peggy will have to complete this challenge within just 30 days.
18. January 2016
Have you completed or will you be completing Gold level of DofE by April 15th 2016? Would you like to be awarded by His Royal Highness, Duke of Edinburgh himself right inside the Buckingham palace? Send us your motivation letter to apply and, if selected, you can become on of honoured few who will have the opportunity to experience this special moment.
3. December 2015
Successful holder of The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award, Lukáš Kotlár (19), is proving that growing up in a children’s home or being a Roma does not have to be an obstacle in life. Lukáš has visited London to represent the Czech Republic at an important social event focusing on the support of the Award’s special projects, which was hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, with his wife, Her Royal Highness Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, together with the British headquarters of The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award. Lukáš faced a challenge in the form of a speech before members of the Royal Family and distinguished guests, supporters of the Award, in which he talked about his story. The guests included Jiří Zrůst, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Award in the Czech Republic and Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a long-term supporter of the Award Foundation in the Czech Republic.