Young changemakers from across the world receive award in memory of Princess Diana at virtual ceremony.
Today over 180 inspirational children and young people will be presented with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. The virtual ceremony marks twenty-fifth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
These exceptional young people have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise their own generation to service their communities through campaigning, volunteering, fundraising, fighting injustice or overcoming extreme life challenges. Although their causes and backgrounds are varied, what they all have in common is that they are changing their communities and the world.
“We warmly congratulate our new Diana Award recipients from the UK and across the world who are changemakers for their generation. These young people demonstrate that young people have the power to change the world; a belief also held by Princess Diana. It is especially poignant as we remember Princess Diana twenty-five years on. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own changemaking journey.”
Tessy Ojo CBE, Chief Executive of The Diana Award
British Airways and Avast Foundation, supporters of the award programme, joined to congratulate the new Diana Award recipients.
“The young people honoured as recipients of The Diana Award are already inspirational leaders and role models. They demonstrate through their service to community and their passions for justice and equality that a better world is possible. We are proud to partner with the Diana Award to recognise their achievements and to inspire more young people to follow in their footsteps as conscientious global citizens.”
Shane Ryan, Global Executive Director, Avast Foundation
“At British Airways we want to play our part in making a better, more connected world for everyone to live in, supporting communities in the UK and globally. We are proud to continue to support the great work of The Diana Award, which champions the next generation of young leaders, driving positive change.”
Carrie Harris, Director of Sustainability at British Airways
The Diana Award are privileged to be invited to the ‘My Life My Say’ Next Gen conference on the 25th November. We will join around 500 young people and a series of renowned speakers from the world of activism for an exciting day that will explore youth-led solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society.
Five young people share their thoughts and feelings about bullying in their own words, including one of our very own Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Due to the ongoing support of our incredible corporate partners, The Diana Award were able to expand our anti-bullying efforts across 2023. This Anti-Bullying Week, we wanted to spotlight a few partners, highlighting how they have helped The Diana Award stand up to bullying across the UK.