A new awards programme recognising that young people make a huge impact on their communities was launched this week on behalf of the Head of the Commonwealth, HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen's Young Leaders Programme aims to create new and exciting opportunities for young people, enabling them to reach their full potential, step up as leaders and go on to improve the lives of many others across the Commonwealth.
The programme has been established by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and run in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society and the charity Comic Relief.
Young people from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth are encouraged to apply, or be nominated, for the opportunity to become a Queen's Young Leader.
In recognition of their achievements, the winners will receive an award from The Queen and a year of mentoring and training so that they are able to further develop their skills and ideas and go on to inspire other young people to help shape the future of their societies.
The Commonwealth Secretariat has supported the establishment of the programme. For more information, please visit www.queensyoungleaders.com. #TheSearchIsOn