60 young people from 35 countries will be honored by Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen’s Young Leader. 4 Nigerians made the list. They are:
Isaiah Owolabi: He co-founded HACEY Health Initiative, which helps disadvantaged women and children to
lead healthy lives. In 2012, HACEY launched Hands Up For Her, which promotes the rights of African girls. The award will help HACEY develop its Women’s Health and Productivity project, ensuring women in rural areas have access to health services and training. .
Kelvin Ogholi: After seeing livestock farmers – including his father – struggle to pay for feed, Kelvin co-founded UNFIRE. This social enterprise has found a way to produce poultry feeds from organic waste such as mango seeds, seaweeds etc. It costs half the price of normal feed, and so far it has helped more than 70 farmers.
Nkechikwu Azinge: She grew up with close family members who have the hereditary blood disorder, Sickle Cell Anaemia. After witnessing the physical, mental and emotional challenges it can lead to, she set up The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation. The organization encourages people to get tested to know their hemoglobin genotype and has set up sickle cell clubs in schools to inform and educate young people about the condition. .
Oladipupo Ajiroba: Growing up with bronchitis made Oladipupo very conscious of pollution. He set up The Environmental Advocacy and Management Initiative, which has engaged more than 10,000 volunteers in campaigns and workshops. Oladipupo intends to use the Queen’s Young Leaders Award to encourage greater respect for the environment and to create green jobs. .
The recognizes and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives…… pls note dt we r nt talking abt “twerking” or “pouting wt a bent neck” here. Thank u n God bless…….