Class of 2020 graduate Emily W. was honored with a prestigious Diana Award in recognition of her outstanding service in helping children in need.
Dr. Carolyn Norris, TASIS England Coordinator of Community Service and CAS, was impressed and touched by Emily’s dedication, commitment, and passion to help children around the world. She nominated Emily for The Diana Award last spring.
As leader of the “Romanian Children’s Relief Club,” Emily raised more than £1,000 to fund a program for Roma children. Traveling to Romania each February and summer, she cares for children in an orphanage, a hospital, and at after-school programs. Emily also created a service program between TASIS England and White Lodge Children’s Centre, a Surrey-based facility that assists young people with disabilities.
The virtual awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 1. Prince Harry gave a surprise video address on what would have been his late mother Princess Diana’s 59th birthday. "I am so incredibly proud to be part of these awards, as they honor the legacy of my mother and bring out the very best in people like you," the prince said. "You are all doing such incredible work and, at a time of great uncertainty, you have found the power and inspiration inside of you to make a positive mark on the world. And I love that The Diana Award is able to help you do it."
Many congratulations to Emily for receiving this prestigious award in recognition of her wonderful work. We are proud of what she has accomplished and how she has inspired others to help improve the lives of children in need.
About The Diana Award
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. The Diana Award achieves its mission to develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people through three key programs which include: a mentoring program for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign, and a prestigious award which publicly recognizes young people who are driving selfless change around the world.