Queen’s Young Leaders Legacy Fund recipients revealed

May 13, 2019
Jack Jones

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The Queen’s Young Leaders programme is delighted to announce that grants have been awarded to 15 projects that are tackling some of the most important issues facing the Commonwealth, through the Queen’s Young Leaders Legacy Fund.

Created to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Queen’s Young Leaders, the Legacy Fund will help recipients build on the life-changing work they are delivering in their communities around the Commonwealth.

With the support of the grants, projects initiated by Queen’s Young Leaders will continue working towards finding solutions to global issues such as mental health, gender-based violence, gender equality, food scarcity, health, access to education, addressing the stigmas surrounding disability and supporting refugees.

One project is Tech Era – an exciting collaboration between two Queen’s Young Leaders, Derick Omari from Ghana and Midia Shikh Hassan from Canada. Together they are combining their passion and belief in the power of technology to empower young people living with disabilities. Their project will look to create 3D-printed solutions that can be scaled, and mass produced to address the barriers to education and employment for young people living with a disability.

Australian Queen’s Young Leader, Hunter Johnson, who supports boys and young men, aged 13-18, with their mental health through The Man Cave, has also received a Legacy Fund grant. With the support of the grant, The Man Cave will train a new group of volunteer male facilitators to allow the programme to reach more men living in rural communities, support them with their mental health, and create more positive, male role models.

With the Queen’s Young Leaders network now complete, the grants come at an exciting point in the Queen’s Young Leaders’ journey. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing more about the incredible work they’re undertaking across the Commonwealth, follow the Queen’s Young Leaders website and social media channels to find out more.

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