Former Miss World Guyana pageant finalist, Marva Langevine, has been chosen as one of the finalist to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of the lead she is taking in her community to change lives.
This is according to a statement issued by the Queen’s Young Leaders programme.
The prestigious Awards programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 from across the Commonwealth and the work they are undertaking to improve lives across a diverse range of issues, from supporting people living with mental health problems, helping children to receive a quality education, to promoting gender equality.
Langevine will now join the Queen’s Young Leaders network of 240 Award winners, a unique community of influential change-makers, who represent all 52 Commonwealth countries. The winners announced will receive their Award from Her Majesty The Queen at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, UK, next year.
Marva has been chosen in recognition of the work she is doing to transform the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in her community and beyond.
Langevine, aged 24, said “I am truly grateful that I will be receiving a Queen’s Young Leaders Award. I found my purpose and I received the courage to give hope to those who needed it. What started as ice-cream dates and hugs for two toddlers after their mother died, has grown into an organisation dedicated to supporting bereaved children as they cope, grow and succeed. I am eager to learn and be actively involved in everything this prestigious Award and programme entails.”
The Queen’s Young Leaders programme was established in 2014 by 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.