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Stonehage Fleming supports the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

04 July 2022 Stonehage Fleming
Bronze Award Participants taking part in a community clean-up project in, Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bronze Award Participants taking part in a community clean-up project in, Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The Award will be delivered by Afrika Tikkun in partnership with the President’s Award in South Africa reaching 685 disadvantaged young people over three years

Stonehage Fleming (“the Group”), the leading independently owned international multi-family office, is pleased to announce its commitment to provide three years of support to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (“the Award”). The donations will directly support the work of the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa, helping to engage young people in disadvantaged communities. It will be delivered by the Group’s charitable partner and leading non-profit organisation, Afrika Tikkun.

Established in 1956 by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework which empowers young people to learn and grow through non-formal education and learning, all while working towards internationally recognised accreditation. Operating in more than 130 countries and territories, the Award supports 14-25 year olds to develop transferrable skills, get active, cultivate a sense of adventure and volunteer in their community.

It is delivered through a range of national and local partners worldwide, including The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa, where almost 4,000 young people are currently taking part, supported by 600 volunteers.

Stonehage Fleming has a longstanding relationship with Afrika Tikkun and together they support disadvantaged youth with education and social development. The President’s Award will be available in all five Afrika Tikkun’s centres across Gauteng and the Western Cape.

Johan van Zyl, Chairman of Stonehage Fleming South Africa said: “In partnering further with Afrika Tikkun, we’re delighted to be supporting The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment in South Africa. Like the Duke of Edinbdurgh’s Award, our local President’s Award aims to equip our youth for life and for work regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests.

“This Award is earned, not granted, through the completion of a range of activities over a set period of time. Doing the award is a personal challenge for each individual who takes part; it encourages them to push through their perceived limits and realise new levels of achievement. As such it resonates with one of our core values, which is to strive for excellence in everything we do.”

John May, Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation said: “This is an exciting partnership for the Award, the benefits of which will be shared by hundreds of young people in South Africa over the coming three years. Africa is one of the Award’s fastest growing regions, which makes this partnership with Stonehage Fleming and our friends at Afrika Tikkun all the more relevant. Thank you to Stonehage Fleming, for your support and commitment to young people as they discover their infinite potential through the Award.”

Adele Latchman, CEO of The President’s Award in South Africa added that: The Award in South Africa is excited to work with Afrika Tikkun to deliver the programme to hundreds of young participants and to ensure its success over the coming years.”

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