What is the value of the Award Programme to a funder?


The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment Programme is the most cost effective national youth development programme in the country.  It reaches over 16,000 young people from schools, community youth groups, residential youth facilities and correctional centres on a national budget of less than R7million!


Its sustainability has been tested in that it celebrates over 30 years of inspiring significance in over 160,000 young people nationally. There are impactful stories of the transformative impact of the Award Programme on a diversity of young people over this time.


The Award Programme is an internationally tried and tested framework for youth development which actively engages one million young people internationally.  There is much research to suggest that the Award Programme is having an impact both in South Africa and internationally.


Have a look at the specific research:


  1.     An Evaluation of the Award in South Africa 2014 (Unabridged)
  2.     Summary of the Key Research Finding – South Africa 2014 (Small poster)
  3.     International Award – Measuring Impact
  4.     The Award in the Workplace




What is your legal status?


We are a registered Trust (T3829/96), in addition we are registered with the Department of Social Development (004-920 NPO) and the South African Revenue Services as Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930001329).  We are therefore able to provide a tax deductible SARS 18(A) donation certificate. Click here for a copy of the NPO certificate.



What is the demographic of your beneficiary population?


Based on our database – which is independently audited we can report the following demographic details.


  1.     Black 38%
  2.     Coloured 24%
  3.     Indian 1%
  4.     White 37%


Our gender breakdown is as follows:


  •    Male: 52%
  •     Female: 48%


Who are you financial auditors?


Deloitte & Touche, Woodmead, Johannesburg. Click here for most recent audited financial statements.



You are called “The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment”.  Are you part of the Presidency?


No.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation operates the Award Programme in over 140 countries around the world and in many of those countries the Head of State is the Patron-in-Chief of the Award.  This is the case in South Africa, where President Jacob Zuma is the Patron-in-Chief, having taken over from President Nelson Mandela in August 2010.  The President’s signature, along with that of the Founder of the Award Programme, HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, appears on the certificates.


The Award is called The President’s Award in countries like Kenya, Ireland and Malta.


In other countries it is called The Head of State Award (Ghana) , The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hilary Award (New Zealand)  and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia.



Who have been your principal funders over the last 5 years?


* indicates consistently for over 10 years or more.


Alphabetically, ABSA, Anglo American Chairman’s Fund*, Anton Jurgens Fonds (Netherlands), Avis, Barloworld*, Brand SA, British High Commission, Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation*, Community Chest – PE, Deloitte & Touche*, Department of Arts & Culture, Department of Social Development (Eastern Cape; Western Cape; Free State), DG Murray Trust, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship*, Hilden Charitable Trust (UK),  Mutual & Federal*, Newsclip Media Monitoring, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, National Youth Development Agency,  Plascon, Sesego Cares, Tokiso, Rotary International, Sappi, Kinderpostzegels (Netherlands), Tsogo Sun, USAID, Woolworths and Zenex Foundation.




Contact Us: +27 (0) 87 330 1017 | info@presidentsaward.co.za

:: Who We Are

Vision: Our vision is to become the self-development programme of choice for young people in South Africa.


Mission: Our mission, with the assistance of adult volunteer leaders, is to empower young people between the ages of 14 and 25, by providing a balanced, non-competitive framework for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves: enabling them to become responsible active citizens within their communities.


:: Our Physical Address

:: Contact Details

Unit B7 Lanzerac Estate, Old Pretoria Main Road, Halfway House Midrand, South Africa


Tel: +27 (0) 87 330 1017


Email: info@presidentsaward.co.za


Website: www.presidentsaward.co.za


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