Three Young Nigerians Honored By Queen Elizabeth

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On Tuesday night, Queen Elizabeth presented three young Nigerians with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

Hauwa Ojeifo, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph were part of the 60 people honored for the work they are doing to transform lives in their respective communities. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme celebrates the achievements of some exciting young change-makers from across the Commonwealth.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markel and Prince Harry as well as David Beckham were present at the ceremony.

Hauwa Ojeifo, runs a women’s support group called She Writes Women. The group focuses on mental health support and outreach among some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

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Hauwa Ojeifo
Isaac Ezirim, is the founder of Teens Can Code. His initiative concentrates on teaching teenagers computer coding and how to build web and mobile applications using the same tools used by professionals in the tech industry.
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Isaac Ezirim
19-year-old Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, the youngest of the three is the founder of the Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights (CYCWR). This initiative works to promote women’s rights in Nigeria and supports the rights of women in the areas of female genital mutilation (FGM), domestic abuse, forced child marriage and access to education for girls.
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Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph

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