Pakistani student wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Published: December 1, 2016

Pakistani social entrepreneur Syed Faizan Hussain has won the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017 for formulating solutions to health problems bedeviling Pakistan.

Syed has developed a number of startups including Edu-Aid, an app that translates sign language into spoken language and OneHealth, a disease surveillance and tracking system which notifies health institutions about epidemic outbreaks.

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The young entrepreneur also works as a voluntary teacher at Saylani Welfare Trust and has mentored over 200 students from underprivileged households by teaching them computer programming.

Syed is currently developing a technology consultant and outsourcing company Venture Dart for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme aims to discover and support exceptional young people across the Commonwealth.

Winners of the prestigious award also receive training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK where they also receive their award from Her Majesty The Queen.

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  • Waqar
    Dec 1, 2016 - 8:57PM

    MashaAllah… Keep it up boy… Youth like yourselves are our hope.. Recommend

  • Aviator
    Dec 1, 2016 - 9:35PM

    Good job!Recommend

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