Eman Borg, a student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) following an advanced diploma in marketing, has been awarded a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for a project he proposed to set up an LGBTI ‘safe house’ in Gozo by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself.
Eman spoke to The Third Eye about his experience - "The Queens young leader program discovers and celebrates exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth. I am honoured to be part of such is an exciting and energetic structure that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It is a privilege to be awarded and recognized from her Majesty the Queen. Such validates not only the work I do but the divers’ society we live in. Having such opportunity to meet, discuss, challenge my views and network with amazing young leaders from around the Commonwealth .Such is program now is a and a bong of loyalty and service to one another in this amazing journey .As over 1 billion individual in the 52 countries of the Commonwealth are under the age of 30, it speak reconfirmation for the need of active youths in today’s society. Addressing youth empowerment and visibility, youth mental health and employability were only a few of the topics discussed. However this is just the start, sharing my experiences and implementing what I learned motivates me to keep on giving a voice to the voiceless and create together with my colleagues at LGBTI+ Gozo a visible platform to the LGBTI community in the island region of Gozo. We will work even tirelessly to embrace, share and celebrate every individual.We are to support each other flourish our full potential amidst our differences."
Eman is a very active Gozitan student who has at heart the voice of youth. He is President of LGBTI+ Gozo, the Gozo Regional Officer within the National Youth Council (KNZ).