Pakistani student, Syed Faizan Hussain, has been selected to receive the prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’. The award will be given for his technological contribution to health problems.
Syed Faizan Hussain, 22, is from Karachi and has been chosen from 60 others that contributed to global issues like education, mental health, gender equality and climate change.
Syed Faizan Hussain said, “I am delighted to have received this Award and look forward to expanding my leadership skills and engaging with people from various fields who will be sharing their ideas and experiences.”
Syed Faizan has been promoting global issues like ‘Edu Aid‘, which translates sign language into spoken language and ‘OneHealth‘, a disease tracking system which shows health institutions about epidemic outbreaks. He has also volunteered in ‘Saylani Welfare Trust’, where he taught hundreds of underprivileged children. Faizan is now planning to establish ‘Venture Dart‘, a tech consultant and outsourcing company for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
“We are delighted that these incredible young people have been selected as Queen’s Young Leaders, and wish our warmest congratulations to each and every one of them. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award is designed to inspire and nurture the talent of exceptional young people from all over the Commonwealth so that they can create and lead others towards securing positive changes in communities. The work being undertaken by the latest cohort of Queen’s Young Leaders is addressing some of the most crucial issues facing the Commonwealth today. We cannot wait to see how their impressive endeavors grow and develop over the course of the year to come and beyond,” said Dr. Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
“Queen’s Young Leaders” program supports and rewards those outstanding and exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who have contributed greatly to the community. Award winners are always expected to continue and establish the great work they are already doing in order to develop their communities.
Previously, two Pakistani students were awarded in 2014. The award will be presented next year.