The Queen’s Young Leader’s Award has opened an opportunity for young Malawians to participate in the search for the next generation of young leaders.
The queen’s awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people.
The programme aims at creating new and exciting opportunities for young people, enabling them to step up as leaders and improve the lives of many others in the Commonwealth.
According to the statement, winners will receive a Bespoke Awards package, which includes a year of training and mentoring from the University of Cambridge.
They will also take part in a week-long residential programme in the UK, during which they will spend two days attending workshops at the University of Cambridge, meet with senior UK political and business leaders and receive guidance from established social action projects.
As part of raising awareness and supporting the programme, hip hop artist Tay Grin said the programme is a platform for all youth that are making a difference in Malawi.
He said: “By participating, you could be one of the lucky few chosen to receive recognition from Her Majesty the Queen of England.
“The winners will further interact with high profile people, partake in workshops that will significantly help equip them with leadership skills that would positively further their goals and develop this nation.”
Young people from the Commonwealth can apply or be nominated to win an award and become a Queen’s Young Leader of 2016.