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Prince Harry hails works of youth organisations

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President Edgar Lungu and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex with State House Specials take the official photography at State House when the Prince called on the President
President Edgar Lungu and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex with State House Specials take the official photography at State House when the Prince called on the President

Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex says the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is a platform designed to connect and support young people who are carrying out outstanding work in their communities and across the commonwealth countries.

Prince Harry said the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust was established by her grandmother, the queen, as a platform where the voices of the youths can be heard and taken seriously.

The visiting Prince was speaking at Circus Zambia today when he addressed youths under the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust who include CAMFED, Asikana Network, Agent of Change Foundation, Women’s Economic Empowerment Project and CAMA leaders from Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

He stated that the Trust is also designed to help youths share their experiences and insights with each other in order to create the maximum impact in their lives.

“About a year ago, I was standing on another stage, this time at Buckingham Palace, alongside my grandmother Her Majesty the Queen to launch The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, a platform designed to connect and support young people who are carrying out outstanding work in their communities and across the commonwealth,” he said.

The Queen has travelled to every country in the Commonwealth, and throughout her life, she has been massively encouraged by what she has seen young people achieve,” he said.

Prince Harry stressed that as President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Youth Ambassador of the Queen’s Commonwealth, he has seen the great strides youth and women organisations are taking in transforming other people’s lives.

The Prince emphasized that the purpose of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is to champion, fund and connect young people as a global movement for good, with young people leading the way.

He commended the youth leaders for carrying out the Queen’s vision with pride and fearlessness in pursuit of what is right.

And Circus Zambia Co-founder, Gift Chansa, said young people regardless of where they hail from have dreams that need to be nurtured and supported for them to be actualized.

Gift Chansa who was born and raised in Chibolya, a slum in Zambia known for drugs and criminality, said his organisation was formed to help youths stay away from bad vices by ensuring that they focus on productive activities.

Meanwhile CAMA Malawi Core Trainer, Fatima Frank said her organisation is supporting girls to remain in school by providing funding and sanitary pads.

Fatima told an emotional story of how she struggled to convince traditional leaders to do away with the belief of keeping women in homes as domestic servants instead of taking them to school.

She pointed out that girls just like boys deserve to be educated if poverty is to be alleviated in Africa.

The Prince is in Zambia for a two day visit to attend the festivities of the end of the world war centenary and to conduct business on behalf of the Commonwealth as the youth ambassador of the family of nations linked to the United Kingdom.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The hardest working Zambian president! Let’s roll Mr. President! Remain focused! You have done exceptionally well! The tribal grouping is UNELECTABLE and is a time waster.

    • It is very clear that come 2021, HAKAINDE HICHILEMA, the privatisation thief, inside trading thief and money laundering thief who took the privatisation funds haul to PANAMA, an offshore tax haven will lose HAGAIN. He has no clue that he is UNELECTABLE. He is a member of the organisation that has THREE MANSIONS. He refuses to come to National Prayers and to celebrate Independence Days because he has a dark soul.

    • His statements are rather vague, though. It is clear that it is related to the youth, but exactly what is being done and how is not articulated.

  2. This young man came to waste time here and told his black wife to stay home where they don’t pay rent because we have ZIKAs virus.

    When his marriage was arranged, Mehgan already had a boyfriend and the boyfriend bought an apartment in London. More likely the baby is fearing to contract the virus may not even be his.

  3. BRITAIN AND AMERICA CONTINUE TO OFFER COSMETIC AID THAT MAKES NO MEANINGFUL CHANGE WHILE CHINA CONTINUES TO MAKE A CHANGE TO OUR LIVES.
    AND YET BRITAIN MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY GAINED A LOT FROM US.

  4. They very decent people in chibolya. It is not a crime den. Poor reporting to get sympathy. Edgar was living in chawama and iam sure he would not pass disparaging comments about his township.

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