Meet the 60 Winners of the 2015 Queen’s Young Leaders Award!

Meet the 60 Winners of the 2015 Queen’s Young Leaders Award!

January 13, 2015

Sometime last year, we published the Search for Young Leaders for the inaugural Queens Young Leaders Award. Well, sixty young people from across the Commonwealth have emerged as winners of the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Award and recognized as “exceptional leaders in their community.” The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is an initiative established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

The awards, which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen in June, as part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, celebrate the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year’s award winners, aged between 18 and 29, are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

Over the next four years, the programme will support thousands of young people and will provide grants to support organisations in selected countries across the Commonwealth that work with young people to transform lives. Applications will re-open in June each year until 2018. 

Meet the 2015 Winners below:

Africa

CAMEROON

  • Alain Nteff
  • Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu
  • Mallah Enow Tabot

KENYA

  • Abdikadir Aden Hassan
  • Caren Nelima Odanga
  • Samuel Karuita

MAURITIUS

  • Barkha Mossae
  • Karuna Rana
  • Mohammad Yaaseen Edoo

NAMIBIA

  • Tanyaradzwa Daringo

NIGERIA

  • Isaiah Owolabi
  • Kelvin Ogholi
  • Nkechikwu Azinge
  • Oladipupo Ajiroba

RWANDA

  • Jean d’Amour Mutoni
  • Nadia Hitimana

SIERRA LEONE

  • Philip Cole

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Emma Dicks
  • Nosipho Bele
  • Patrice Madurai

SWAZILAND

  • Nondumiso Hlophe

TANZANIA

  • Angela Benedicto Mnagoza
  • Given Edward

UGANDA

  • Deo Sekandi
  • Diana Nakaweesa

ZAMBIA

  • Brighton Kaoma
  • Regina Mtonga

The Americas and Caribbean

BAHAMAS

  • Alicia Wallace

BARBADOS

  • Donnya Piggott

BELIZE

  • Denielle Neal

CANADA

  • Aaron Joshua Pinto
  • Melissa Kargiannakis
  • Rosimay Venancio

DOMINICA

  • Kellyn George

GUYANA

  • Leroy Phillips

JAMAICA

  • Jerome Cowans
  • Nicole Nation

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

  • Javon Liburd

ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES

  • Kenville Horne

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • Teocah Dove

Asia

BANGLADESH

  • Shamir Shehab

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

  • Khairunnisa Ash’ari

INDIA

  • Akshay Jadhao
  • Ashwini Angadi
  • Devika Malik

PAKISTAN

  • Salman Ahmad

SRI LANKA

  • Kavindya Thennakoon
  • Thejitha Saubhagya Edirisinghe

Europe

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Edmund Page
  • Nicola Byrom
  • Zoe Jackson

The Pacific

AUSTRALIA

  • Emily Smith
  • Kate Row

FIJI

  • Alzima Elisha Bano

NEW ZEALAND

  • Tabitha Besley

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Christina Giwe
  • John Taka

SAMOA

  • Erna Takazawa

SOLOMON ISLANDS

  • Christina Houaisuta

VANUATU

  • Willy Missack

Congratulations to all the winners as culled from Comic Relief! You could be the next in 2016! Stay updated with us!

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