- The Diana Award is the only charity that bears the name of the name of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
- It is a living legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.
- Since 1999, the Diana Award has recognised 39,000 ordinary young people who have made an extraordinary difference to their community.
- But receiving a Diana Award is only the beginning.
- Through the Diana Network and our anti-bullying and mentoring programmes, we empower, engage, and encourage young people to keep up the good work!
The Diana Award does three things:
- We encourage young people for the contribution to their communities
- We empower young people to achieve their full potential
- We engage young people in social action to make a difference in the lives of others, through our Antibullying, Training and Mentoring Programmes.
Based on our belief that young people:
- Should be celebrated for their contribution to society
- Should be given the opportunity to grow and develop
- Should be engaged in social action as early in life as possible.
We aim to:
- Celebrate young people’s contribution to society
- Encourage socially responsible young citizens from all walks of life – through training, skills and personal development
- Reduce bullying in schools and communities
- Engage motivated and socially responsible young people with disengaged and unemployed young people
The Diana Award achieves these aims and believes through our core programmes:
Young people receive the Diana Award for being one of the following: Active Campaigners, Anti-bullying Champions, Champion Fundraisers, Champion Volunteers, Courageous Citizens and International Award.
We are committed to personal and skills development that ensures all young people are given that ladder to help them achieve their full potential.
Our Antibullying Programme empowers young people to lead on bullying. We do this by giving them the skills, confidence and support to run Antibullying activities in their schools and communities.
The Programme supports young people through training and mentoring, helping them in becoming better skilled; increasing their employability and enabling them to ultimately reach their full potential. We do this by engaging socially motivated Diana Awardholders to act as mentors to disadvantaged and disengaged young people,
Proud of our Impact
Every year over 4000 young people are involved in our programmes and every year, we are proud of the impact we make in their lives!
- 94% reported increased confidence as a result of feeling celebrated and recognized.
- 91% reported increased aspiration to do more for their communities.
- 78% of young people feel there has been a change in their behaviour as a result of the programmes.
- 87% are now involved in some form of social action through volunteering as a direct result of our engagement programmes.
- 65% have been offered a form of work experience or job based training.
- 99% were more confident about tackling bullying.
- 98% felt they now had greater capacity to support other pupils being bullied.
- 77% feel that they had inspired other students to become better role models.
For further information about our work or to partner with us in delivering our objectives, please contact our CEO, Tessy Ojo at: <a href=”mailto:Tessy.Ojo@diana-award.org.uk”>KTessy.Ojo@diana-award.org.uk</a> or ringing 07435 788 038
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