Three outstanding Pakistanis win Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Three brilliant young Pakistanis have been selected for Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2018.

Making the nation proud, Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed have been selected for the award which is given to the young people (aged 18-29) of Commonwealth countries who are using their skills and abilities to make others’ life better.

Haroon Yasin

This young Pakistani is intended to give education to the children belonging to less privileged families and areas. He is the founder of Orenda which teaches the children with digital setup and innovative education model. Developing a dynamic education system to educate the poor children is the goal of Orenda.

Hassan Mujtaba

Hassan is an artist who uses art to educate the marginalized children of Pakistan. He founded Discovering New Artists (DNA) which provides art education, primary and secondary education without any cost, to the people who are unable to afford a fee.

Mahnoor Syed

This young Pakistani provides education to its community. She initiated an organization named Spread the Word which is providing extra-curricular education in cooperation with seven local schools. This education involves the issues such as bullying, child abuse, mental and physical health. She also has partnered with an organization called Khwajasira Support in order to fundraise for the vocational education of 50 transgender people.

“Congratulations to the 3 exceptional young Pakistanis chosen from across the Commonwealth to win Queen’s Young Leaders Awards for 2018: Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi and Mahnoor Syed,” tweeted British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew on this occasion.