Queen Elizabeth II to award Bruneian

HER Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will present the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards to the founder of Green Brunei at the Buckingham Palace on June 22.

According to a statement released yesterday, Khairunnisa Ash’ari was among 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth nations recognised by The Queen for her contributions in creating a difference in the community.

Khairunnisa set up Green Brunei, an organisation that arranges camps and talks for the youth, to educate them in conservation, waste management and adopting a green lifestyle.

“To be recognized for my work and be presented with an award by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace is such a huge honour,” she said.

Khairunnisa, along with the other 60 selected winners will meet the UK Prime Minister David Cameron before receiving her award.

Source: The Brunei Times