Toledo teenager get prestigious Legacy Award

Elsia Pop

June 22, 2017. In our last newscast we told you about seventeen year old Elsia Pop from Punta Gorda town who was given the prestigious Princess Diana Award for keeping her culture alive.

Today we have more information on the inaugural award, courtesy the BBC in London.

According to the BBC report, Elsia Pop is among a group of twenty young people who received the award set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Duke of Cambridge, Elsia Pop & Prince Harry

The award was handed out to the recipients the middle of last month and marked the first time that the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented the Legacy Awards to children and teenagers for creating positive social change in their communities.

The recipients, according to the BBC came from the UK, United States, Canada, India, Belize and the United Arab Emirates.

The Legacy Award for Elsia Pop is for her efforts to keep her Mayan traditions alive.

The winners were selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel chaired by Dame Julia Cleverdon, founder of Step Up To Serve.

The panel included Julia Samuel, Patron of Child Bereavement UK and friend of Princess Diana, and campaigner Baroness Lawrence OBE.