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Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, an Indonesian student, has been awarded the International Diana Award for her work to preserve the mangrove swamps of North Jakarta. She is the second Indonesian to win this prestigious award. The award was received in London on Adeline’s behalf by the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK in September 2013.
The 18-years-old student of University of Indonesia organized around 150 schoolmates to plant mangroves along the Jakarta coast and preserve the corals in the Thousand Island (Kepulauan Seribu) coastal area.
Adeline received the award certificate, which was signed by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, from the British Ambassador, His Excellency Mark Canning, at the British Embassy on 10 April 2014.
The Ambassador said:
I am delighted to present this award to Adeline in recognition of the fantastic work she has done for the environment. I congratulate her, and all those other young Indonesians, who are helping to preserve and improve important environmental areas of concern and who are giving back to their community in important ways. I am confident that Princess Diana, whose memory this award honors, would have been greatly impressed at what she has achieved.
The International Diana Award was created in 2011 to honour the year that would have been Princess Diana’s 50th Birthday. There are over 150 recipients of the Diana Award throughout the world.
Adeline is the second Indonesian to receive the award.