Two Bangladeshis-- Ayman Sadiq and Zaiba Tahyya—were conferred with the prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’ at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Tuesday.
The Awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond.
Ayman Sadiq, 25, from Dhaka, Bangladesh received the award for the work he is doing to improve access to education for young people throughout Bangladesh.
Zaiba Tahyya, 27, from Dhaka, Bangladesh received a Queen’s award for the work she is doing to promote gender equality in society.
Ayman and Zaiba were selected following a competitive process involving thousands of applicants across the Commonwealth.
Together they join a network of 240 powerful young leaders, from 53 Commonwealth countries, who are driving change to make the world a better place.
The 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders are finding solutions to global issues such as climate change, food scarcity, gender-based violence, mental health, and access to education, said a press release received from London.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners took part in a year-long leadership course run by the University of Cambridge and receive bespoke mentoring.
The Queen’s Young Leaders programme was established in 2014 by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.