Kenyan shines again in the 2016 Queen’s Award

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Domtila Chesang

Three Kenyan girls aged between 18 and 28 are among the winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme award.
Domtila Chesang from Kapenguria in West Pokot, Chebet Lesan and Towett Ngetich, both from Nairobi will be travelling to London next year at the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen of England to receive their awards among 57 others winners drawn from across the world.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged between 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth nations who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives.
Chesang, aged 28 has been chosen in recognition of her work to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Twenty-seven-year-old Lesan from Nairobi has been acknowledged for her commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of indoor air pollution. Ngetich, 21, also from Nairobi, has been chosen for his work in using digital technology to help ensure communities have access to safe medicines.
Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust while congratulating the winners said the Queen’s Award is designed to inspire and nurture the talent of exceptional young people from all over the Commonwealth, so that they can create and lead others towards securing positive changes in communities.