Pakistani social entrepreneur receives Queen's Young Leaders Award

London:  Syed Faizan Hussain is a young promising Pakistan who received Queen's Young Leaders Award (QYLA), on 30 June 2017. At a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Faizan, together with other winners, received his Award from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.

Faizan is a social entrepreneur who uses technology to create solutions to health problems in his community. He has developed a number of startups, including Edu-Aid, which translates sign language into spoken language, and OneHealth, a disease surveillance and tracking system which notifies health institutions about epidemic outbreaks.

Faizan also works as a voluntary teacher and has mentored more than 200 students from underprivileged households and equipped them with computer programming skills. Faizan is now planning to develop Venture Dart, a tech consultant and outsourcing company for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK was represented by Mr Asif Khan, Head of Chancery at the Buckingham Palace ceremony. Mr Khan conveyed the High Commissioner's message of felicitation to Faizan and his family. In his message the High Commissioner termed young Faizan the role model for our youth and hoped he would continue his service to the community with even greater passion in future.

June 30, 2017

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