Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
When local talent is honoured by English Royalty
Two local young ladies were part of a group of young people from 36 countries across the Commonwealth who were presented with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at an event held at Buckingham Palace, UK last week on Thursday.
The two Nyeuvo Amukushu and Hilda Nambili Liswan were honoured for their work to support young people through entrepreneurship.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme which is in its third and penultimate year, celebrates the achievements of some of the most exciting young change-makers from across the Commonwealth, who are all dedicated to transforming lives in their communities.
“It is such a huge honour to receive an award from Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of the work to help others at home. It has been an amazing week here in the UK meeting all of the other leaders. I can not wait to put it all into practise,”Amukushu said in a statement.
She added that being part of the Queen’s Young Leaders family is really exciting and is looking forward to seeing what the future now holds.
According to the statement as part of the awards programme the two Namibians together with the other winners, will gain unique access to training, mentoring and networking designed to improve their leadership skills.
The programme was established in 2014 to help talented young leaders to realize their potential and achieve even greater success in the future that will benefit people’s lives across the Commonwealth for generations to come.
Currently applications for the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders are now open and applicants have been encouraged to apply.