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BNU Grad Clinches Queen's Young Leaders Award 2018

Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, a graduate of BNU's School of Education, has won the Queen's Young Leader Award 2018. The award recognizes and celebrates exceptional young people across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities.

Hassan is the founder of Discovering New Artists (DNA), a platform that uses art to help educate marginalized young people in Pakistan. He is committed to provide free art education, and primary and secondary education to children who cannot afford school fees. DNA raises money to fund school projects through its initiative, Art for Change, a national child art competition which aims to forge links between young people in privileged and underprivileged communities.

Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi was earlier selected among the top 6 social entrepreneurs for Accountability Lab's incubator in Pakistan for the year Jan 2017 - Dec 2018.

About Queen's Young Leader Program:

The Queen's Young Leader Program discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for Her Majesty The Queen. In 2014, a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond. The Programme is now in its fourth and final year and has formed a unique community of 240 influential change-makers, who represent all 52 Commonwealth countries.

Check detailed list of winners

Press Coverage:

Geo TV
SAMAA
Pakistan Observer