by Mashal Riaz - Jul 10, 2017
A 23-year-old student, Faizan Hussain, represented Pakistan at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards 2017 in Buckingham Palace. He was recognized for his efforts in implementing technology to come up with health-related solutions.
The Queen’s Young Leader Award is an annual award that 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.
Faizan Hussain is a social entrepreneur who has incorporated technology to present solutions to health related problems. He has founded a number of startups, including Edu-Aid – a system that can translate sign language into spoken language – and OneHealth – a mechanism which can be used for disease surveillance and tracking to support medical institutions in dealing with epidemic outbreaks. He has also worked as a teacher with over 200 students from underprivileged backgrounds to train them in computer programming skills.
Students like him are a great asset in promoting a positive image of Pakistan internationally. We hope that Faizan serves as an inspiration for the Pakistani youth and more of such talented individuals emerge from this country whose work make an impact globally.