Prince Makhosini Award

The Prince Makhosini Award is a self-development programme for young people between 14 and 25 years of age, who have to undertake community service, skills, physical recreation and the adventurous journey. It is a Programme available to young people in over 135 countries world-wide, equipping them with skills to develop themselves and their communities and to have integrity and a sense of responsibility. They are expected to be actively involved in the four sections mentioned above within the set time frames and standards to be eligible for a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. This is in the form of a Badge and a Certificate of Achievement. The Award Programme is International and is commonly known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, or the International Award for young people. Currently, the Award Programme is operating in 57 Schools, two homes for disadvantaged children (SOS – Nhlangano and Manzini Youth Care Homes), two Community Based groups and also in three Correctional service institutions. Over 3000 young people between the ages of 14-25 years are participating in the programme. Since 2007, 106 young people under MYC have participated in the Award Programme, with some reaching the highest level; the Gold Award.