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NON-FORMAL EDUCATION FORUM: I still remember how I heard about the Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE) for the first time about five years ago. It happened after I came back from volunteering in the UK thanks to the YMCA during my first year of bachelor's study. I was afraid of meeting new people and talking to them. To even think that some dreams I have may ever come true. And here I am. Five years later, having a speech in front of inspirational people talking about my journey, the power of non-formal education and all skills and abilities I have acquired since I started the program. I have found the answer for - What do you want to do when you grow up? I have learned the importance of reflecting and making mistakes. Somebody may say that he has got these essentialities during high school study. Well, I needed more time. But DofE is about it, that everybody has his own pace. Has different inner motives, perceptions of what kind of goal is big enough to achieve, and it is all OK. The photo was taken during the event by a professional photographer.
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Award Leader