Uttara University, Bangladesh obtained the “Unit Operator’s License” of ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation’ (The DEA Foundation), United Kingdom through an agreement signed on 29 May 2017. The agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Eaysmin Ara Lekha the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Uttara University and Prof. Dr. K. M. Shariful Huda, National Director, The DEA Foundation Bangladesh. The Vice Chancellor of Uttara University, Prof. Dr. M. Azizur Rahman and the Registrar, Mr. Kazi Mahiuddin were present in the ceremony.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation Bangladesh is a non competitive and self developing program for all young people aged 14-24. Launched in the UK in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the Program has now spread to 131 countries. Over six million young people worldwide have taken up the Award challenge. The Award is tough but it is about individual challenge, not about reaching specific standards set by someone else. Young people design their own Award Program, set their own goals, and record their own progress. According to this agreement, Uttara University students will have the opportunity to participate in four sections of performances including Skill Development, Community Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.