Meet the Winners of the Queen Young Leaders Awards 2014

60 young people from across the Commonwealth are being recognised as exceptional leaders in their community through the . These 60 young people are the first ever to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Award, which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen,in June,is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme and celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

This year’s Award winners, aged between 18 and 29,who come from all over the Commonwealth, are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of different issues including
education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is a new initiative established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
Over the next four years the Programme will support thousands of young people. In addition to the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, the Programme will provide grants to support organisations , in selected countries across the Commonwealth,that work with young people to transform their lives
Award details
Each year from 2014 to 2018, 60 exceptional young people will be selected to receive a Queen’s
Young Leaders Award and become ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’– one for every year that The Queen
had served as Head of the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee.
As part of the Award, winners will receive bespoke mentoring and online learning provided by the University of Cambridge. Award winners will attend a week-long residential programme in the UK in June, when they will receive their Award at Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty The Queen



Cameroon -3

  • Alain Nteff
  • Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu
  • Mallah Enow Tabot
    Runners Up
    Madelle Kangha


  • Abdikadir Aden Hassan
  • Caren Nelima Odanga
  • Samuel Karuita

Runners Up

  • Christine Ghati
  • Hope Mwanake
  • Tom Osborn
  • Vane Aminga


  • Barkha Mossae
  • Karuna Rana
  • Mohammad Yaaseen Edoo

Runners Up

  • Goindo Nundraj


  • Tanyaradzwa Daringo

Runners Up

Sharonice Busch


  • Isaiah Owolabi
  • Kelvin Ogholi
  • Nkechikwu Azinge
  • Oladipupo Ajiroba

Runners Up

  • Ahmed Zayyad
  • Ebenezer Obasiolu
  • Ejike Ozonkwo
  • Joy Tony
  • Temitope Isedowo

Tobore Edema


  • Jean d’Amour Mutoni
  • Nadia Hitimana

Runners Up

  • Daniel Harerimana
  • Olivier Tuyishimire

Sierra Leone

  • Philip Cole

South Africa

  • Emma Dicks
  • Nosipho Bele
  • Patrice Madurai

Runners Up

  • Claire Robartes
  • Duduzile Ndlovu
  • Imaad Isaacs
  • Liz Joseph
  • Michael Sizwe Mkwanazi
  • Michaela Mycroft


  • Nondumiso Hlophe


  • Angela Benedicto Mnagoza
  • Given Edward

Runners Up

  • Shadrack John Msuya


  • Deo Sekandi
  • Diana Nakaweesa

Runners Up

  • Jackline Cherotich
  • Moses Kalanzi

Brighton Kaoma
Regina Mtonga
The Americans and the Caribbean

Bahamas – 1
Barbados – 1
Belize -1
Canada -3
Dominica -3
Dominica -1
Jamaica -1
St. Kitts and Nevis -1
St. Vincent and Grenadines -1
Trinidad and Tobago -1


Bangladesh -1
Brunei Darussalam -1
India – 3
Pakistan -1
Sri Lanka -2

The Pacific

Australia -2
Fiji -1
New Zealand -1
Papua  New Guinea -2
Samoa -1
Solomon Islands -1
Vanuatu -1


Congratulations to the 2014 Award winners of the 2014 Queen Young Leaders Awards . The search will start again in June 2015. We would keep you informed, stay tuned

To see the full list of Award winners and Highly Commended runners up, and read more about their stories please visit


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