The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Saint Lu­cian youth leader and ad­vo­cate Ajani Lebourne shaped his­tory re­cently to be­come the sec­ond na­tional to re­ceive the pres­ti­gious Young Lead­ers Award since its in­cep­tion in 2014. Twenty-year-old Ajani re­ceived the award from Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth in recog­ni­tion of his works to em­power stu­dents and to en­sure that their in­ter­ests are rep­re­sented at a lo­cal and na­tional level.

The award cer­e­mony was streamed live from the Royal Fam­ily Facebook page. Saint Lu­cia’s UK Am­bas­sador was one of the many dig­ni­taries present dur­ing the cer­e­mony at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

The Queen’s Young Lead­ers Award was es­tab­lished as a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Queen El­iz­a­beth Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Trust in part­ner­ship with Comic Re­lief, The Royal Com­mon­wealth So­ci­ety and the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge’s In­sti­tute of Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion, in recog­ni­tion of the Queen’s life­time of ser­vice to the Com­mon­wealth. The award was granted for a lim­ited pe­riod of five years.

To­day, Satur­day 1st, July, 2017, Queen’s Young Leader Award re­cip­i­ent Ajani Lebourne will re­turn to Saint Lu­cia ar­riv­ing on BA Flight 2159 at He­wanorra In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Es­ti­mated time of ar­rival is 1:45pm. His fam­ily has in­vited the me­dia, friends and mem­bers of the public to share in this mo­ment of joy and to wel­come Ajani back home.

Ajani Lebourne (left) ac­cept­ing the pres­ti­gious Young Lead­ers Award from H M Queen El­iz­a­beth II.

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