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Prince Hassan bin Talal, 

founder of the

El Hassan Youth Award



Welcome to the website of the

El Hassan Youth Award.

The El-Hassan Youth Award scheme was founded by His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal in Jordan in 1984. Initially a pilot scheme in the Amman Baccalaureate School, the El Hassan Youth Award was inspired by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which was established in the United Kingdom in 1956. The Duke of Edinburgh Award subsequently spread to many countries across the world, and its ethos forms the basis of the El Hassan Youth Award's philosophy and activities.  

The El Hassan Youth Award provides an opportunity for the young people of Jordan, between the ages of 14 to 25, to enroll in challenging, educational and non-academic programs across a range of services, skills, expeditions and physical recreation.

The success of the scheme depends entirely on participants' enthusiasm, and on their full dedication to its various programs - all of which provide challenges in order to help achieve their maximum personal development.

Supervisors, assessors, instructors and co-ordinators, working on a voluntary basis, also constitute an important element of the scheme's success. Through proper organization and management, they gear the participants' experiences towards achieving a real sense of affiliation to their country and consequently developing better understanding and cooperation with other age groups.