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Queen's Young Leaders Awards Scheme 2018

Dear students,

We are pleased to announce the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Scheme 2018.

The Queen's Young Leader Award 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. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

Application deadline is Monday, August 21, 2017

Please find the details below and feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk, in case of any concerns.

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Queen's Young Leaders Awards Scheme 2018

In 2014 a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen's Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond. The programme is now in its third year and continues to grow.

- Proven experience of working to improve their communities locally, regionally or at a national level and be able to show evidence of achievements
- Aged between 18 and 29 throughout 2018; date of birth must fall between 1st January 1989 - 1st January 2000;
- Citizens of and working in a Commonwealth country or citizens of an Overseas Territories (of a Commonwealth Member)
- Demonstrate evidence of their leadership qualities
- Suitable referee (a professional in one of the following occupations; a teacher or counsellor; a registered physician or nurse; a church or community leader; social worker or family services; or business leader). Referees must not be related to applicants.

Priority will be given to individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve their goals.

All applications/nominations will be considered based on the young person's achievements to date as well as their potential and future ambition. Award winners will be shortlisted by an Advisory Panel made up of young people from across the Commonwealth and a Board of advisors representing the three partners. The shortlist for Award winners will then be presented to The Queen's Young Leaders Programme Board, which contains members from all three partner organisations, for final selection and decision.

Application Link: https://www.queensyoungleaders.com/apply-now/

Application Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017

Details of Award:
- Mentoring: As a Queen's Young Leader you will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise who will support you over the course of the year to continue and develop your work.
- Online learning: Online learning will be provided with materials relevant to your area of interest, as well as serving as a place for you to meet and share experiences and knowledge with other Queen's Young Leaders. The online training course, 'Leading Change' is a year-long programme that leads you through topics including leadership, marketing, management and entrepreneurship as well as those vital skills such as time management, confidence building and stress relief. Award winners will speak to experts from around the world and learn from case studies of other global young leaders.
- One-week residential programme in the UK: The 60 Award winners will have the opportunity to meet with inspiring people and visit organisations in the UK that have expertise in areas such as media and communications, social action and advocacy. During this week, Awards will be presented by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Link to Official Website: https://www.queensyoungleaders.com/#about