14 Dec 2017, Thursday

Ayman, Zaiba win Queen’s Young Leaders Award

By Desk Report

Published : 2017-12-06 01:18:36

Ayman Sadiq and Zaiba Tahyya of Bangladesh have won the Queen's Young Leaders Award for their achievement in transforming lives, reports UNB.

Ayman and Zaiba are among 60 winners of the Queen’s Young Leader Award-2018 from 37 Commonwealth countries.

Ayman is the founder of the 10 Minute School, a free online education platform and an organisation with which he has produced over 2,000 video lessons teaching a wide range of academic subjects.

Zaiba is a social entrepreneur who works to reduce violence against women through training and employment of women from low income areas in Bangladesh. She is the founder of Female Empowerment Movement (FEM).

Zaiba, in a Facebook post, said, “I’m super excited to announce that I’m the first and only woman from Bangladesh to win Queen’s Young Leader 2018! Cannot wait to represent Bangladesh (with the talented Ayman Sadiq) next summer.”

According to the official website, a search was launched in 2014 to find exceptional young people to receive the first-ever Queen's Young Leaders Awards.

Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their communities and beyond.

The programme is now in its fourth and final year and has formed a unique community of 240 influential changemakers, who represent all 52 Commonwealth countries.

The award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

The winners of the prestigious award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their award from the British queen.

With this support, the award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

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