Moazzam Shah Bukhari, a 24-year-old activist from Hyderabad, Sindh, has been awarded the prestigious Diana Award for his efforts to provide educational opportunities to children regardless of their financial status.
Acknowledging his services, the Diana Award website wrote that “through ‘The Walkaway School’, Moazzam Bukhari has provided early childhood education to over 3,000 children, sent over 1,400 children to schools for sustainable education on scholarships, and has recently opened multiple schools for over 1,500 children in remote villages near the Indo-Pak border”.
Moazzam has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children born into poverty from his early twenties.
The Diana Award was established in memory of Diana, the late Princess of Wales, in 1999.
Granted to those dedicated to working with communities, the award honours young people aged between 9 to 25 who work to improve the lives of others. It 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. It is one of the most prestigious awards that a person can be honoured with.
Nominations for the award are judged using the Criteria Guide and Scoring Guide which have been created to measure the quality of youth social action.