Litiana Kalsrap of Vanuatu has been awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award of the Class of 2018.

Ms Kalsarap is a youth leader, and is Vice-Secretary of the Pango village Youth Council in Vanuatu, which oversees local youth associations.


She works as a Youth Sector Counsellor for the Pango Area Council, where she represents the views of young people and she is committed to mobilising young people as a force for positive social and environmental change.

As part of her work, Litiana organises activities such as beach clean-ups and tree planting initiatives, and also raises awareness about climate change and its effect on the Pacific Islands.

Litiana is a member of 350 Pacific, a youth-led grassroots network working with communities to tackle climate change in the region and her job includes organising community consultations to encourage and help people adapt to environmental changes.

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen.

SOURCE: Yumi Tok Tok Stret