Young Queen’s Leader excited over award

Tina Alfred was named a Young Queen's Leader
Tina Alfred was named a Young Queen’s Leader

“I felt excited, I felt honoured and elated to be one of the recipients of Her Majesty the Queen Young Leaders Award.”

This is the reaction of Tina Alfred who is among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who will receive the award as exceptional leaders in their communities.

The prestigious award will be presented in London in 2016.

The 24-year-old coordinates a victim support programme at Lifeline Ministries, and has been working with teenagers who have experienced gender-based violence for just over a year now.

She told Dominica News Online on Wednesday that she condemns all forms of gender-based violence.

“I will continue to advocate that we should report all forms of violence especially sexual violence and domestic violence which we see is more common in our country,” she said.

She has also helped in the launching of the Coalition for the Protection of Children and Youth and is a member of the Dominica National Council of Women.

Alfred urged young people to continue to interact in positive community activities, “to continue to do all the social networking that they can do and continue to say no to violence…”

The programme is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme and it celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities.

In 2015, Alfred was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of the West Indies (UWI), where she produced a research project justifying the need for a Family Court in Dominica.

 

Last year Dominican, Kellyn George, was named Young Queen Leader.

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9 Comments

  1. Domic
    December 10, 2015

    Congrats …..Tina ….. Job well done …

  2. Face the Facts
    December 10, 2015

    You have every reason to be excited about the award. You earned it for your conscientious hard work.
    I expect you will be meeting Queen Elizabeth II and her grand children of all. This is excitement in itself.
    I saw her a few times when she visited Canada. I once got a close-up look of her after she and Prince Phillip left a hotel in downtown Toronto. The Media informs the public the places they will be visiting and the time. Since I work close to the hotel, that afternoon I left work and went to the area. The Queen is still loved by many. I am no exception. :lol:
    I expect your visit to London will be in summer 2016. When that day arrives, safe travel to London and back. It will also be fun for you meeting the others who received an award. Have an enjoyable time then.

  3. DOMINICAN MAN
    December 9, 2015

    All part of the plan for us to be mentally controlled by so – called Royals,
    Nevertheless people like, “Tina Alfred” ought to be honored.
    Yet we have to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery!!!

    Reparation is a must! They are still investing money they made from the slave trade.

  4. sava
    December 9, 2015

    Huge congrats my dear!

  5. Oh La La
    December 9, 2015

    Wonderful vibes Tina. You are a lovely, calm person who deserves such awards.

    Blessings to you.

  6. December 9, 2015

    Congratulations .one critism though pull your bra up and present yourself properly because it does not look good. Darling i mean it in a nice way

  7. Peace
    December 9, 2015

    Congratulations Time! Keep serving your country and people.

  8. On Time
    December 9, 2015

    Congrats Tina. Hard work definitely pays off.

  9. nicole
    December 9, 2015

    congratulations my dear..great to see peopledoing positivethings…enjoy the fruits of your labour…Also, I love the hair ( the locks I mean).

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