Philip "PJ" Cole, executive director of the Lifeline Nehemiah Project was amongst 60 recipients who gathered at Buckingham place to be honoured with the Queen's Young Leader Award. The queens young leader award recognises and celebrates young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond.
PJ received the queen's future leaders award, due to his involvement and hard work in providing emergency ebola treatment to the people of Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic in the last year.
The 29-year-old's internet research on how an Ebola clinic should be laid out resulted to building one, which has treated more than 250 people. His staff also took lifesaving knowledge about the disease to 70,000 people, whilst also providing support to 11,000 people quarantined because of outbreaks in their villages.
Pj had this to say about the award:
My senior management team are all former child soldiers, who have found that with support, care and investment they can have a good future.
“For them to know they have been recognised by the Queen has given us all even more motivation.”
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For more information on PJ and the LifeLine Project visit their website: http://www.thenehemiahproject.org.uk/home