This evening Vice President Dr. Bawumia welcomed His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, United Kingdom, to Ghana.
Vice President Dr. Bawumia joined HRH Prince Edward to present Gold Awards to 184 amazing young Ghanaians at the 2018 Head of State Award – Ghana programme, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, at the Jubilee House.
Founded in the United Kingdom by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a youth awards programme that has since expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognize adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises modeled on Kurt Hahn’s solution to the “Six Declines of Modern Youth”. The Award was introduced in Ghana in 1967.
The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes that every young person should be given the opportunity to develop their true potential and to learn things and skills that will give them a better chance in life.
Vice President Dr. Bawumia encourage our young people to believe in themselves, in their capabilities and encourage them to develop the confidence to bring about change, no matter how small.
Congratulations to all awardees.