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The Award in Mauritius
In the Rep​​ublic of Mauritius, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation is licensed as the National Award Operator of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Programme is, herein, known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Mauritius (The Award).


The Patron of The Award is HE The President of the Republic of Mauritius.

The programme is operated through the National Award Committee under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, 

Sports and Recreation comprising representatives from other Ministries, NGO’s and Private Sectors. The Honorary Chairman of the National Award Committee is 

the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation.


The Award Office manages the operation of The Award in the Republic of Mauritius.

Ms Vyrum Pillay Munien, ​Principal Youth Officer (Officer in Charge)​​​​

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Mauritius

Address:Level 8, Citadelle Mall
Sir Virgil Naz Street, Port Louis​

(230) 206 1555
212 6551​​​​
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Doing the Award is a personal challenge; it will push you to your limits and recognise and celebrate your achievements.​
​Taking part in the Award requires commitment over time but it will give you the opportunity to develop the wider ‘soft’ – or universal – skills which help ensure you are ready for your world.

As an Award participant you will:
• Design your own Award
• Set your own goals and record your progress
• Make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service
• Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
• Connect with other Award participants at home and abroad

How to get started:
• Enrolment or registration in the Award commences by mutual agreement between the participant and the Award Office. This agreement is most commonly marked by filling the required Award Participation Form (AF1) and returning same duly signed to the Award Leader, who will in turn return same to any Youth Centre or directly to the Award Office of this Ministry.
• Only activities undertaken after a young person has been registered can count towards their Award – the Award Leader and participant therefore must discuss and agree the start date to ensure that a participant has all of their activities and commitment recognised.
• Determine what level is right for you: The Award is divided into three levels; depending on your age and experience, you may choose to start with Bronze and work your way up, or jump straight to Silver or Gold. Your Award Leader will be able to explain more about the three levels and their requirements.
• There is no registration fee to Mauritian Participants as it is covered by the Ministry.
• Plan your Award: Once you have registered, your Award Leader will help you plan your programme of activities. You should also access to an Online Record Book to keep track of your activities.
• For any additional information, the Award Office or Officers at any Youth Centre may be contacted.

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