LONDON: The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme has revealed that 60 young people from across the Commonwealth, including Syed Faizan Hussain from Pakistan, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people, aged 18 to 29, in the Commonwealth who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives. Now in its third and penultimate year, the 60 young people announced today became part of the growing Queen’s Young Leaders community, a unique network of influential young change-makers who are coming together and being supported to become an even greater force for good. They will receive their Award from Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony in London next year.

This year, the award winners are leading projects tackling global issues including education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

Syed Faizan Hussain, 22 years old from Karachi, has been chosen in recognition of his use of technology to create solutions to health problems in his community.

Hussain says, “I am delighted to have received this award and look forward to expanding my leadership skills and engaging with people from various fields who will be sharing their ideas and experiences.”

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. Each year for four years, 60 Queen’s Young Leaders receive bespoke training, mentoring and networking opportunities, and take part in a week-long residential programme in London, to empower them to build on the work they are leading in their communities which is changing the lives of others for the better.