Rafiul Haque, 23, from Bangladesh was recognised with the highest award a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts– The Diana Award, said a press release from JAAGO Foundation on Thursday.
Established in memory of Diana, the Princess of Wales, the award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex.
Rafiul has been motivated to help his native communities in Bangladesh which led him to volunteer for the JAAGO Foundation.
Continuing his work by providing education to underprivileged children, Rafiul led multiple campaigns drawing attention to water pollution, eco-friendly transportation and the issue of economically disadvantaged youth at the community level.
Among the most notable was the ‘Sponsor A Child’ campaign, where he managed to organise 150 sponsor parents to help fund underprivileged children’s access to education whilst also raising $40,000 in one year.
Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, said, ‘We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients who are changemakers for their generation.’
For over 20 years, The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging themselves to continue to make positive changes in their communities and lives of others.
This year’s award recipients represented some of the most inspirational young people from across the UK and around the world.
These exceptional young people have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and create long lasting change on a global scale.
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