Miss Teen Africa Amirah Akpan presented with educational award

Miss Teen Africa UK 2017 Amirah Akpan has been awarded Educational Innovation of the year at this year’s UK Global Youth Awards. 

The annual event which aims to celebrate young people in cities around the world presented the Queen at a packed event held at The Jetty Greenwich peninsula.

Speaking shortly to Show Africa after receiving her award, “ I’m so pleased to have been recognised for my work, and I would like to say a big thank you to Miss Teen Africa for giving me this platform and also to my family for supporting me this far.”

Amirah who officially launched her campaign called 1000 books at the Nigeria High Commission early in the year aim to raise awareness about education and literacy in Africa. “I believe we should all talk more about about education, from statistics there are still many young people who are out of school and I hope my campaign will continue to highlight some of this issues and bring the needed support.

To know more about 1000Books or to donate to the campaign please visit www.missteenafricafoundation.org

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