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Young Female, Ravina Anand, wins Diana Award

Outstanding Young Hero from Canada receives award in memory of Princess Diana

OUTSTANDING YOUNG HERO FROM Canada
RECEIVES AWARD IN MEMORY OF PRINCESS DIANA

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Young person from Canada is honoured with ​The Diana Award​ for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change.​ Ravina Anand​ aged 24, from Canada has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – ​The Diana Award​.

THE LEGACY AWARD
In 2017 we launched The Legacy Award to celebrate Diana’s legacy in the 20th Anniversary year
and inspire a new generation of young people to service their communities.
Taking place every two years, this unique accolade celebrates the achievements of 20 outstanding
young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world, ... more

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.

RAVINA ANAND​: CANADA, AGE 24

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Ravina is dedicated to advancing marginalised communities as well as promoting women’s rights. Her initiative ‘​FLIK​’ provides women entrepreneurs resources to accelerate their businesses and access relevant career experiences and mentorship opportunities. By understanding the impact of technological shifts, she has supported thousands of women in 28+ countries and launched educational campaigns online, highlighting stories of women from diverse backgrounds. Ravina uses her time and funds to enhance ​FLIK’s online platform​ development, deliver meaningful events, manage the tech product, create technological innovation, and will be launching a scholarship to help young women with their careers. The FLIK platform has allowed women to join an inclusive and safe community and advance women’s economic participation across the world.

Ravina Anand ​and ​Michelle Kwok, two recently graduated Canadian students, launched FLIK, the first female-focused apprenticeship ​portal, allowing verified female talent to apprentice under innovative female founders and leaders across the world.

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The mission of the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge is to advance women’s economic participation and accelerate women-led ventures globally, the company said in a news release.... more

Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, says:
“We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients who are changemakers for their generation. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens. For over twenty years The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make positive change in their communities and lives of others.”

WHAT IS THE NOMINATION PROCESS?
Award recipients have been put forward by adults who know the young people in a professional capacity and recognised their efforts as a positive contribution to society. Through a rigorous nomination process, these nominators had to demonstrate the nominee’s impact in five key areas: 
Vision, Social Impact, Inspiring Others, Youth Leadership, and Service

Journey
There are 13 Diana Award Judging Panels representing each UK region or nation and a further three panels representing countries outside of the UK. Each panel consist of three judges; one young person, an education or youth work professional, and a business or government representative. The panels have an important main purpose: to determine which nominations from each UK region/nation/country will receive The Diana Award. Nominations are judged using the Criteria Guide and Scoring Guide which have been created to measure quality of youth social action.

For interviews or further information please contact
Ravina Anand on:
7804443615; ​[email protected]​. ​Social media:​ ​@DianaAward​ ​fb.com/TheDianaAward​ ​@DianaAward​ | ​@ravinacanand​ | I: ​@weareflik​ | T: ​@weareflik​ | L: FLIK​ |F: ​FLIK

About The Diana Award
The Diana Award develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programmes which include; a mentoring programme for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young people – The Diana Award.

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