In an impressive feat of recognition, Varaido Kativhu has been awarded the Diana Award, one of the most prestigious awards dedicated to fostering , developing and inspiring positive change in the lives of young people. It is from the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to cause change in their countries.
After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from Oxford University in 2020, Varaidzo got admitted into the Master of International Education Policy programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from which she graduated early on this year.
Sharing the news on her LinkedIn, Varaido posted a number of photos with the following caption:
“I WON!! I’ve just been awarded THE Diana Award 😩🍾 THEEEE most prestigious award & highest accolade that a young person can achieve for their social action or humanitarian efforts🥳 I cannot deal with my excitement right now. The Award was created in memory of Princess Diana & her legacy by establishing a formal way to recognise young people who were going above and beyond the expected in their local communities.”
“What an honour to win this award and I can’t wait to use it to carry on championing education for young people, especially girls! And growing the work that @empoweredbyvee_ is/will be going to do 💫💫💫🥳
So grateful & humbled. What a way to end June!😩💫✨🍾🥳🍾🥳✨🍾🍾 @dianaaward #dianaaward #education #dianaaward”