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High Commissioner hosts Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners
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Young leaders from Uganda and the UK attend lunch hosted by British High Commissioner
On 12 March 2015 the British High Commissioner HE Alison Blackburne hosted Ugandan and British winners at a lunch at her Residence. The lunch was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of these young leaders. The Award winners attending the lunch were:
- Deo Sekandi (Uganda)
- Diana Nakaweesa (Uganda)
- Edmund Page (UK)
The lunch hosted by the High Commissioenr for these remarkable young people was a key element in the British High Commission’s week of activities to mark Commonwealth Day, which fell on 9 March 2014.
The Queen’s Young Leader Awards scheme aims to recognise exceptional people aged 18-29, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.