As we mark one year since the start of the war in Ukraine, we took time to reflect on the incredible work that has taken place through the implementation of The Stand By Me Programme so far.As part of these reflections on 30 March 2023, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, held our first event of the year: the Stand By Me Virtual Event.

This event showcased the Stand By Me project, a ground-breaking partnership, which sees The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia partner with UNICEF to provide vital support to young people who have been displaced or impacted by the war in Ukraine.

During the event, we heard from young people who have benefitted from this pioneering project, and National Award Operators and teachers who shared how they have been directly involved with this initiative.

You can watch the video below: