PR No. 45 Pakistani social entrepreneur receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award Islamabad
Syed Faizan Hussain is a young promising Pakistani who received Queen’s Young Leaders Award (QYLA), on 30 June 2017. At a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Faizan, together with other winners, received his Award from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.
Faizan is a social entrepreneur who uses technology to create solutions to health problems in his community. He has developed a number of startups, including Edu-Aid, which translates sign language into spoken language, and OneHealth, a disease surveillance and tracking system which notifies health institutions about epidemic outbreaks.
Faizan also works as a voluntary teacher and has mentored more than 200 students from underprivileged households and equipped them with computer programming skills. Faizan is now planning to develop Venture Dart, a tech consultant and outsourcing company for entrepreneurs and small businesses.