SAINT LUCIAN AJANI LEBOURNE RECEIVES QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADERS AWARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
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.