Malaysian youth gets award from Queen Elizabeth for education, poverty work

A 20-year-old Malaysian is one of the winners of the Queen's leadership programme in the UK and is set to receive the award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his work on improving access to education and fighting poverty among young people.

Dec 22, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian is one of the winners of the Queen's leadership programme in the UK and is set to receive the award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his work on improving access to education and fighting poverty among young people.

Calvin Woo Yoong Shen is among 60 young people from Commonwealth countries who will receive the Queen's Young Leaders Award to be presented next year.

The young leaders programme looks at achievements of young people in transforming  lives and making a lasting difference in their communities, a statement from the organisers said.

This year’s award winners, aged between 18 and 29, are working to raise awareness and inspire change on various issues, including on education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.

Woo said he was honoured to be part of the programme and to be recognised among other brilliant people.

"I believe in the power of education to change lives.

"Through my work, I help marginalised young people in Malaysia by providing them with career planning and academic workshops.

"It’s amazing to be recognised among so many other brilliant young people who are making a difference.

"I’m so honoured to be a part of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme," Woo said in the statement.

As part of the award, winners will receive mentoring and online learning provided by the University of Cambridge.

Recipients will attend a week-long residential programme in the UK in June when they receive their award at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, established The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of service to the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee.--Says/TheMalayMailOnline. com

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