Guyanese woman one of 60 recognised by Queen’s young leaders programme

Sixty young people from across the Commonwealth, including Samantha Sheoprashad from Guyana, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

A release from the programme said that 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 become part of the growing Queen’s Young Leaders community

Sheoprashad, 26 years old from Georgetown, has been chosen in recognition of her work with disadvantaged communities in Guyana.

Samantha Sheoprashad
Samantha Sheoprashad

Sheoprashad said, “This Award will expose me to unique resources such as mentoring and team builders and will help me to launch new projects within my community.”

As part of the Award, winners will receive bespoke mentoring and online learning provided by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. Award winners will attend a week-long residential programme in the UK in June, when they will receive their Award at Buckingham Palace from Queen Elizabeth.

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.

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