TWO distinctive younger Australians have been recognised by Queen Elizabeth for his or her management and work throughout the neighborhood.
Hunter Johnson, 26, of Melbourne, and Caitlin Figueiredo, 22, of Canberra, acquired Queen’s Younger Chief Awards from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The pair was additionally in a position to meet Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan, as younger leaders from throughout the Commonwealth have been honoured for his or her excellent management throughout the neighborhood.
Mr Johnson co-founded The Man Cave, which works with boys and younger males by offering applications which discover wholesome masculinity, respectful relationships and males’s function in gender equality. He works to finish the stigma round psychological well being and scale back home violence.
He’s aiming to introduce a Man Cave curriculum to each college in Australia in an effort to scale back suicide charges in younger males and develop respectful relationship expertise. He had earlier co-founded Youngsters in Philanthropy (KiP), which goals to develop empathy and the tradition of giving amongst kids, by encouraging them to boost cash for different children in want.
Ms Figueiredo works to enhance alternatives for girls and younger folks.
At 19 years of age, she based World Imaginative and prescient’s youth organisation VGen ACT, and co-founded the Peshawar College for Peace, which inspires peace-building and gives training and gender-inclusive profession alternatives for 300 girls and ladies.
Ms Figueiredo has spoken to governments and on the United Nations about bullying and ending violence on kids, and organised the world’s largest Ladies Takeover Program with the Australian federal Parliament to extend feminine illustration and management.
In 2016 she turned the CEO of Lake Nite Studying, a social enterprise specialising in serving to younger folks enhance their expertise to achieve employment and change into neighborhood leaders.
The Queen’s Younger Leaders Program, now in its fourth and closing yr, recognized 60 younger leaders a yr from throughout the Commonwealth, in honour of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne throughout her Diamond Jubilee yr in 2012.
The 240 younger leaders will now be supported to proceed their efforts at introducing change and tackling points similar to psychological well being, equality, local weather change and lowering poverty.
Friends on the perform at Buckingham Palace included the chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Belief, Sir John Main, and the soccer star David Beckham.
Prince Harry, who in April was named by the Queen as a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, might be joined by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, of a tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October this yr.
The younger leaders have spent the previous week within the UK present process coaching and mentoring, assembly the Prime Minister Theresa Could, attending workshops on the College of Cambridge and visiting the UK headquarters of organisations together with Fb and the BBC World Service.
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