Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.
What is the Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people. Equipping them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure. The Award can play a critical role in their development.
Didier Walks is a registered Activity Provider, Supervisor and Assessor for the Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award and a AwardsWA business partner. They offer Adventurous Journeys for levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. My journey to the Award stems from a passion for mentoring young people.
I am also able to assist you with planning your own Adventurous Project. This is an option if you are over 18 and wish to complete a solo hike and combine your practice and qualifying journeys. However special approval is required by AwardsWA.
Financial Assistance – The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia offers subsidies and grants to enable young people requiring financial assistance to participate in the Award.
Do you, your child or student need a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Adventurous Journey?
Contact Didier directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0410 756 065
Why complete your Adventurous Journey or Project with Didier Walks?
- More than 15 years of experience working with young people and over 1700 km hiking experience including
- A 2016 solo end-to-end hike of Western Australia’s 1000km Bibbulmun Track
- 3 years Directing children’s camps for the YMCA
- Houseparent for 3 years in a boarding school for country kids with Attention Deficit Disorder
- Establishing an out of school childcare centre within a Catholic primary school
- Recruitment Officer for a group training organisation that employs apprentices and trainees.
- Certificate IV in Residential and Community Care for Children aged birth to 17 years.
- In 2012, a Finalist in the WA Disability Service Awards for my work in Vocational Education and Training (VET) with young people.
- Seven years of mentoring experience with young people who have a mental illness.
- Current Working With Children Check – notice number 758112
Support every step of the way
Private hikes for individuals, groups and schools, or look out for pre-organised guided hikes by following the Youth Hikes link.
Didier Walks can offer individual mentoring for anyone who feels they require specialised support due to mental health or a disability.
For further information on this life-transforming program, visit the Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award About the Award page
For more information about a hike contact Didier on 0410756065 or email@example.com
To register interest please complete for each Participant the Duke Of Edinburgh Award Hike Register