Young Cypriot Receives Prestigious Award from Queen Elizabeth

A young Cypriot who works to help disadvantaged people in the U.K., received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a ceremony held in Buckingham Palace earlier this week.

The award recognizes 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.

Antonia Michailidi is the co-founder of the Humanitarian Aid Programme (Cyprus), which supports refugees accommodated in Cyprus by collecting donations for the Kofinou Refugee Camp.

She uses her experience of working in the camp to raise awareness of some of the problems facing the people living there, for example the financial and language difficulties they experience.

She is the International Law Association’s student representative in Cyprus and volunteers for One Woman At A Time, which helps abused women in Cyprus by advising them on their legal rights.