Three Cameroonians Win Queen Elizabeth Awards
By Hilton NDUKONG, Cameroon Tribune
Alain Nteff, Mallah Enow Tabot and Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu, are among 60 young winners from the Commonwealth.
Three Cameroonians are the 2015 winners of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leadership Awards. A release from the British High Commission in Cameroon says Alain Nteff, Mallah Enow Tabot and Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu,have been recognised alongside 57 other young people from the Commonwealth as exceptional leaders in their communities.
The awards, which will be presented in London by Queen Elizabeth II, are part of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme. They celebrate the achievements of young people who take the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year’s winners, aged between 18 and 29, have worked to support others raise awareness and inspire change in a variety of issues including education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is a new initiative by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. Over the next four years, the programme will support thousands of young people. In addition to the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, the programme will provide grants to support organisations in selected countries across the Commonwealth, which work with young people to transform their lives.
Each year from 2014 to 2018, 60 exceptional young people will be selected to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award and become ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ – one for every year that the Queen served as Head of the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee. As part of the award, winners will receive mentoring and online learning from the University of Cambridge. They will also attend a week-long residential programme in the UK in June 2015 when they will receive their awards at Buckingham Palace from Queen Elizabeth II.