The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

We are very proud to offer all our clients at Manaaki Ability Trust the opportunity to participate in and complete The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

The Award offers three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

Participants choose activities to complete each of the sections; voluntary service, skills and physical recreation, with opportunities to achieve their hours in programmes at Manaaki or out in the community.

Each award level also plans and completes their own Adventurous Journey where they experience the outdoors and travel away overnight.  Previously we have taken groups to the Marlborough Sounds for kayaking, and an overnight tramp to the Turere Lodge in the Remutaka Ranges. 

We offer award level based programmes each week.  Participants are supported during a weekly program, where they can update their progress, connect with each other and share stories, as well as be inspired by those who are also completing Duke of Edinburgh Award around the world.

We are currently supporting the efforts of clients participating in all 3 levels of the Award, with the introduction of a Bushcraft programme and several Adventurous Journeys planned for 2023.

To view our weekly timetable and see what days these programmes are on click here

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Listen to our radio interview on the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award at Manaaki Ability Trust