New Zealanders' Challenge or Te Wero Taiohi o
popularly known as
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in
New Zealand, is an
award for personal achievement that can be obtained by anyone aged
from 14 to 25.
The Duke of
Edinburgh's Award started in New Zealand in 1963 and now (with its
new name) enrolls around 6,800 young people a year. Over the last 3
years the programme has been expanded to include "Youth at Risk".
This is allowing young people to achieve outside of mainstream
education (where they may have been failing) and ultimately
to re-engage with education.
Zealand over 1500 volunteers support the programme.