Support as an individual person
Your gift will make a difference to young lives in Germany today and tomorrow. To help more young people we rely on your generosity. As an individual person, you can support Strong Teens through personal commitment and/or financially:
- Be a mentor for 3-18 months and bring 1-2 young people closer to one of your personal passions, for example, enjoying art, theatre, opera, fishing, chess, web design, coding, bridge, history, cooking, astronomy or ornithology. You could go sailing, play football, go bouldering, cycling or ice skating together. You could help them volunteer at your organisation, for example, helping the homeless or at a food bank. The possibilities are endless!
Specifically, you would meet the young person(s) weekly for 1 hour or every 2 weeks for 2 hours and e.g. go to the museum together, design a website, identify birds or play chess. You’d set the times together with the participants. Through the concrete activity, relationships often develop that last far beyond participation in the Award and can be life-changing – for both sides.
Through the BMFFSJ’s initiative “Menschen stärken Menschen” (People Strengthen People), you will receive a certificate of your voluntary commitment. This will be awarded to you by the Bürgerstiftung Berlin.
- We also rely on your financial support. Every euro counts and we use it to reach as many young people as possible and support them in developing their full potential. Young people like Kamal, who fled to Germany at the age of 14, lived in refugee accommodation for a long time and saw few opportunities for himself. Participating in the Award was life-changing for him:
“Without the Award, I would not be the person I am today. Because my teachers trusted me and saw what I can do outside of school, I now believe in myself.” (Kamal, 19 years)
Through his participation in the Award, Kamal discovered his passion for cycling and now tours Germany for several weeks every year, documenting his encounters with the country and its people and campaigning in his spare time for all of us to travel climate neutrally and live in an environmentally conscious way. In addition to his further schooling, Kamal is involved as a mentor with the German Red Cross in Berlin. At the end of 2019, he gave a speech in England at the invitation of Prince Edward.
Your donation will make a real difference to the many young people who want to take part in the Award, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds. You can donate to our association via the following bank details. Please note your name and address on the bank transfer so that we can send you a donation receipt. Please also let us know if you agree to your name being published on our website.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Germany e.V.
IBAN: DE28 1005 0000 0190 9303 73, BIC: BELADEBEXXX
Our “Strong Teen” Kamal speaking at HRH Prince Edward’s home in Bagshot Park House:
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