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Nine Young Nigerians Honored with Awards in Memory of Princess Diana

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Founder: Pearls Africa Foundation
Age: 22

Described as a ‘strong and fearless’ leader in the volunteering field, Mariam inspires and educates young people to also become volunteers. At the age of just 22, Mariam has already volunteered for over 100 organisations. After attending a developer meet-up where she was the only female present, Mariam was inspired to encourage more girls to take up coding. Currently volunteering with Pearls Africa Foundation (popularly known as Girls Coding, a CNN Heroes Top Ten Nominee 2018) Mariam motivates young women with her communication, negotiation and programming skills, leading them through their own personal and professional development.

About The Award

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

This is the longest running award for young people that is given to individuals and groups through a retrospective nomination process only. We believe this is special. “Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward”.

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