TT national Maya Kirti Nanan cops the award for 2023 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
(The Commonwealth Secretariat Press Release) At the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, Maya Kirti Nanan, Founder of the Autism Siblings and Friends Network (ASFN), was chosen as the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for 2023.
She received the award from His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, at an event held on Thursday, 14 September 2023, at St James’s Palace in London.
The project, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is a non-profit organisation that creates opportunities for those with special needs. ASFN operates Rahul’s Clubhouse, an autism centre where people with autism can have equal access to developmental and social programmes. The organisation is actively developing educational, social and skills programmes for over 10,000 autistic persons. Ms Nanan was also awarded the regional prize for the Caribbean.
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