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Luisa Tuilau receives Queen’s Young Leader award

For 23-year-old Luisa Tuilau, receiving the Queen’s Young Leader award last week was the icing on the cake as the real reward was seeing her achievements pay off.  Ms Tuilai received the award from Her Majesty the Queen in a ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace last week.  The Queen’s Young Leader award recognises the exceptional work that youths […]

Salote Qalubau

July 2, 2016 10:44 am

For 23-year-old Luisa Tuilau, receiving the Queen’s Young Leader award last week was the icing on the cake as the real reward was seeing her achievements pay off. 

Luisa Tuilau receiving her award from Her Majesty, the royal highness Queen Elizabeth 2nd (Fijihighcommission London/Facebook)
Luisa Tuilau receiving her award from Her Majesty, the royal highness Queen Elizabeth 2nd (Fiji High Commission London/Facebook)

Ms Tuilai received the award from Her Majesty the Queen in a ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace last week.  The Queen’s Young Leader award recognises the exceptional work that youths are doing in their community

She said it was crucial that youths ensure their actions uplifts those around them do it to achieve a just and fair society. 

TUILAI: “The queen’s young leader award is a boost to the work that we do, the way I see it the real award is seeing the work that you do create ripples. Whatever you do, do it because it uplifts those around you, do it because you want to see a just and fair society .”

I feel encouraged and motivated to continue addressing social justice issues in the Pacific such as the Human rights violations in West Papua and their fight for self-determination.”

The Tubalevu, Namara, Tailevu lass credited her achievements to the Wansolwara Matuas for providing support and guidance. 

TUILAI: “YoungSolwara Pacific is made up of youths across the Pacific Ocean who are actively working to build a better and safe environment for all. credit goes to the Wansolwara matuas who have support us and guided us with words of wisdom. Secondly to the youths of Youngsolwara Pacific across the Pacific Ocean, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand and Papua Nee Guinea. Also to all those that supports our work especially our families and friends all around .

Ms Tuilai is currently pursuing her double major program in Psychology and Law at the University of the South Pacific.

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