Sunday, June 14, 2015
MEDICAL student and Jamaica Observer writer Nicole Nation will be one of two Jamaicans to receive the inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Awards from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace next Monday, June 22.
|Nicole Nation Jerome Cowan|
Jerome Cowans, 25, has been recognised for co-founding Leaders Endeavouring for Adolescent Development. The project provides personal development opportunities for young people so they will go on to better futures.
|Nicole Nation accepts the Margaret Feldman Academic|
Scholarship from Natasha Campbell at PALAS
Ceremony in JA
Before receiving the award, the winners will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, visit the headquarters of global social networking company Twitter, and meet with senior executives at BBC World Service.
Following the ceremony, they will spend four days in the UK to take part in a residential development programme as part of the award prize. The programme includes workshops at Cambridge University, meetings with UK businesses leaders, and visits to life changing social action projects.
Jerome Cowans said: "I am so happy to be one of the first recipients of the Queen's Young Leaders Award. To be recognised for my work and to be presented with an Award by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace is such a huge honour."
"I want this to be an inspiration for other young Jamaicans to pursue whatever they are interested in with vigour and commitment," Nation told the Observer.
|Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is crowned in|
Westminster Abbey on this day
in history 1953.
"Award winners are aged between 18 and 29 and 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." more