• RCS Ottawa

Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 announced


Four outstanding young people were honoured yesterday at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, in recognition of their efforts to promote youth empowerment, education and entrepreneurship, the environment, and gender equality.

The awards celebrate young people aged 29 or under from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and Americas whose work has had a significant impact on people and communities in their country or region.

The winner of the overall pan-Commonwealth Youth Award 2015 is Mr Julius Shirima from Tanzania, aged 25, who founded a microventure capital fund and entrepreneur network that helps young businesspeople turn enterprising concepts into profitable ventures. As a result of his efforts, thousands of young people in Tanzania are today empowered, generating income and enjoying meaningful work. Full Story

#youth

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

In honour of the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, April 16, 2021, the Royal Commonwealth Society, Mainland BC, produced a special video. We encourage all to view this excellent video a

95th Birthday Message to Queen Elizabeth - RCSO

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Ottawa would like to offer our best wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her 95th birthday. We celebrate her life and reign: from a young girl who did