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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Bangladeshi young hero accoladed with Diana Award

A 23 year old Rafiul Haque Anter from Bangladesh has been recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award.

Established in memory of Diana, 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 the Duke of Sussex.

Rafiul has been motivated to help communities in his native from a young age, shows the release.

“This led him to volunteer for the JAAGO Foundation, where he continues to work and help combat poverty by providing education to underprivileged children,” it said.

Photo: Courtesy

Rafiul has 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 organize 150 sponsor parents to help fund underprivileged children’s access to education whilst also raising $40,000 in one year, reports Dhaka Tribune.

Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, said, “We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients who are changemakers for their generation. We know by receiving this honor they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their journey as active citizens. For over twenty years The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make positive changes in their communities and lives of others.”

Anter expressed his feeling by posting a status in his Facebook, “I dedicate this award to my parents because without their support, I was not  able to come this far. They are the ones who have always supported me, listened to my choices, and stood by my side, no matter what the thing goes on!”

He also quoted a line from Frank Ocean while posting, “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise”.

 

The Diana Award

The Diana Award develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programs which include; a mentoring program for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award that publicly recognizes young people – The Diana Award.

 

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