President’s Award

W e believe that community service is an important part of a girl’s formation and at DSG we have a large community service programme.

We like girls to get involved in this programme as soon as possible and encourage them to enrol for the President’s Award from the beginning of their Grade 8 year. They can then use their community service hours towards the requirements of the President’s Award.


The President’s Award, part of the international Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, focuses on empowerment of youth through individual challenges and development. The programme encourages every young person to reflect upon their interests, abilities and ambitions and set themselves challenges in the four sections of the Award: community service, adventurous journey, skills development and physical recreation. It is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 24.