Guyanese receives young leader’s award from Queen Elizabeth

Marva Langevine

Britain’s  Queen Elizabeth II yesterday presented Marva Langevine from Guyana with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, in honour of the work she is doing to transform lives in her community.

The Queen was joined at the Award ceremony by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recognising their success.

Marva Langevine recieves her Young Leaders Award from Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of some of the most exciting young change-makers from across the Commonwealth. This year’s cohort from 38 Commonwealth countries are finding solutions to global issues such as climate change, food scarcity, gender-based violence, mental health, and access to education, a release from the programme said.

The awardees with Queen Elizabeth (seated sixth from left), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (seated fifth and fourth from left respectively) and former British Prime Minister John Major (seated seventh from left)

Langevine received a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the work she is doing to transform the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana.

As a Queen’s Young Leader, Langevine has gained access to bespoke mentoring and training through the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, designed to develop their leadership skills further and ensure they are best placed to lead the way in the future to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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