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Three Pakistanis receive Queen’s Young Leaders award in UK

Three Pakistanis receive Queen’s Young Leaders award in UK

Three young Pakistanis were honoured on Tuesday with the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at the Buckingham Palace, with the UK’s Elizabeth II bestowing the accolades to the youngsters.

Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed are the three young Pakistanis who have made the country d proud with their big achievement.

“You are the future leaders who will need to pick up the baton on issues such as climate change, food security, equality and access to education, and improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities,” Prince Harry told the winners.

Supporting underprivileged people in her community, Syed’s start-up ‘Spread the Word’ began when she partnered with seven schools to hold extra-curricular workshops for students on issues such as bullying, child abuse, and mental and physical health.

‘Spread the Word’ now has 300 volunteers from all over Pakistan.

Hassan Mujtaba is the founder and executive director of Discovering New Artists, according to their websiteDNA is a non-profit organisation set up in 2011 that provides free education to underprivileged children.

Mahnoor Syed created the start-up, Spread the Word to provide workshops and has worked with Khwajasira Support Program. Syed’s start-up ‘Spread the Word’ began when she partnered with seven schools to hold extra-curricular workshops for students on issues such as bullying, child abuse, and mental and physical health. ‘Spread the Word’ now has 300 volunteers from all over Pakistan

Haroon Yasin is chairman of Orenda that uses technology to provide innovate models of learning to underprivileged children, according to their website. With a mission to build a dynamic education model to help young children develop, his project teaches Pakistani children the national curriculum through an engaging digital education model.

Launched back in 2014 by Princes William and Harry, the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme is now in its fourth and final year and many of the previous winners have had the privilege of meeting Prince Harry, both in London and in their home countries across the Commonwealth.

 

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